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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Looking for new lab mates
I’m looking for new graduate students to join the Rodriguez Lab. If you are interested in coastal science including sedimentology, geomorphology, and/or ecology look through this website to see if what we do is compatible with your interests. We can also team up with other faculty at UNC to provide additional expertise to your project.
Lab Musings (mostly)
- @DrKingotheBeach @EidamEmily @ceebeee11 @unc_masc @UNC_GradSchool I didn’t even see those ponies because I was runn… https://t.co/AmKz7y3jjJ about 2 hours ago from Twitter for iPhone in reply to DrKingotheBeach ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Hey @EidamEmily. @MollyBost @ceebeee11 and I just bought groceries for the Marine Geology Field trip. Getting rea… https://t.co/rOYED1FdbH 07:51:19 PM September 12, 2019 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- @AttolloUAS introducing the drone kit to MCB Camp Lejeune during training. First flight after lunch! Environmental… https://t.co/dsSJfNlM3O 03:13:16 PM September 11, 2019 from Twitter for iPhone in reply to AttolloUAS ReplyRetweetFavorite
Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.