Bayhead deltas are located where rivers flow into estuaries. They have broad low-elevation plains that are sensitive to small increases in the rate of sea-level rise. In the past, when sea level was rising at a rate of 1 m per 100 years, bayhead deltas across the Northern Gulf of Mexico experienced a phase of rapid landward retreat. Subsequently, those bayhead deltas stabilized and Alex Simms (UC Santa Barbara) and I are interested in better understanding controls on bay-head delta stabilization following rapid retreat. We recently published a paper in Geophysical Research Letters that shows bayhead deltas stabilize at tributary junctions as they are moving landward in response to sea-level rise. These results highlight the shortcomings of models that predict the impacts of sea-level rise by simply flooding topography (i.e. bathtub or passive-inundation models). One of those passive-inundation models is being served by NOAA. Play with the NOAA model online and then read our paper.
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Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.
Lab Musings (mostly)
- What’s in my yard cart? This is what’s in my yard cart @jt_ridge @UNCims @MollyBost @ceebeee11 https://t.co/6T4A1uFHnf 08:39:58 PM June 15, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- @UNCims It would have been nice if even one of those things you mentioned happened. 01:07:57 AM June 15, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone in reply to UNCims ReplyRetweetFavorite
- We’re okay @jt_ridge. We’ll wait this one out. @UNCims https://t.co/HEmvpGpnDd 07:15:26 PM June 14, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
Molly Bost wins
Second place best poster award at UNC 5th annual Climate Change and Resilience Symposium. April 20, 2018.
Congratulations! Charlie and Anna graduate with MS degrees.