Soundscapes, sonifications and compositions by staff & students at UWE and CCRI

Severn Bridge

Wind under Severn Bridge by Stuart Hutton, Christopher Lord, Dan Varnham and Oliver Wilde, 2010
Arrangement of field recordings, 2:34 mins
The Severn Estuary has a funnel shape that stretches from SouthWest to NorthEast. It is aligned with its predominant wind direction, which means that strong southwesterly winds can significantly increase an incoming tide, creating huge waves that crash onto its shores. With an anticipated sea level rise and climate change, the effect of the wind will remain an important factor for the management of coastal protection & flood defences.