During large storms, barrier islands are temporarily underwater because of storm surge and high waves. This is called overwash, and during overwash sand is moved from the beach and deposited in back-barrier environments. The sandy deposit that forms as a result of overwash is called a washover. Below is an animation that shows the evolution of a washover (Site 2) on Onslow Beach, NC during a 4-year period. Some of the most dramatic morphologic changes occurred after Hurricane Sandy and during a persistent nor’easter in October, 2015. We are still working with these data, so stay tuned.
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Morehead City, NC
Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.
Lab Musings (mostly)
- I always suspected birthday cake could be used as a garnish. #confirmed https://t.co/kNS7tkibCS 08:06:46 PM July 05, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Catching up on some data processing this morning and look what I found. Some jokers throwing down the @UNC sign.… https://t.co/yL4vq0myCp 12:56:59 PM June 29, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Great field trip to Back Sound & Shackleford Banks with the boss of my boss’s boss @ChancellorFolt Looking forward… https://t.co/Npgc1jtLqn 01:08:49 AM June 27, 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.