The impacts of waves on shorelines and nearshore ecosystems has highlighted the need for extension and other environmental professionals to have access to accurate and affordable wave measurements. The development of a low-cost DIY wave gauge improved the accessibility of these measurements; however, the original design was limited in battery life. Here, an improved version of the low-cost DIY wave gauge, the DIY Feather Wave Gauge, is presented with the same performance, longer battery life, smaller design, and cheaper cost along with tutorials, parts lists, and other resources. This new gauge has been used to improve shoreline management recommendations.
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Virden, M. F., Temple, N. A., Webb, B. M., & Sparks, E. L. (2023). Improvement of a Low-cost DIY Wave Gauge. The Journal of Extension, 61(1), Article 17. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.61.01.17