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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On Oct. 1, Rodriguez Lab alum Justin Ridge was presented with the J. Charles Morrow Award for Graduate Research Excellence, in recognition for his accomplishments during his PhD. Jessie Straub, current MS student, gave her research seminar to the department directly after the ceremony. Big Day.
Lab Musings (mostly)
- @ChancellorFolt Very sad to hear this and a huge loss for UNC but I wish you great success with your next adventure. 11:19:41 AM January 15, 2019 from Twitter for iPhone in reply to ChancellorFolt ReplyRetweetFavorite
- @EmilyAElliott @disealab @ejtheuerkauf @Oceandoc31 @coastalgeology @WomeninCoastal I’ll send you a link to a folder… https://t.co/583Ns6bg05 08:56:48 PM December 29, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone in reply to EmilyAElliott ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @jt_ridge: This pond used to be deep within a phragmites marsh. After 2018 hurricanes, it has seen some heavy washover, and we are monit… 03:40:39 PM December 19, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.