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The floating forest would feature a ramped surface with manmade "trees" protruding from it
The floating forest would feature a ramped surface with manmade “trees” protruding from it(Credit: University of Queensland)

Wind storms can cause a great deal of damage to coastal areas, producing waves that erode the shoreline and destroy facilities such as marinas. A newly-proposed “floating forest” could help, however, by blocking both the wind and the waves.

Designed by the University of Queensland’s Prof. Chien Ming Wang, the curved floating structure would measure approximately one kilometer in length (0.6 miles). Plans call for it to be anchored offshore of at-risk areas.

One of its key features would be its sloped concrete surface, which would allow waves to non-destructively dissipate their energy by flowing up onto it – much in the same way that drivers of runaway transport trucks can stop their rigs by steering them up onto safety ramps on mountain roads.

Anchored offshore of at-risk areas, the curved floating structure would measure approximately one kilometer in length

Protruding vertically from the structure’s surface would be the actual “forest.”

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