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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Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.
Lab Musings (mostly)
- RT @AGU_Eos: CT scans of a sediment core to reveal two distinct pulses for Heinrich Event 1 [VIDEO] https://t.co/hepSy5p3RJ cc @EarthSciCam 12:42:10 PM April 28, 2017 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @theAGU: “Our goal is to detect a tsunami’s size before it even forms...” https://t.co/ws5iNQr43l in #AGUblogs: https://t.co/0CHuVAHhto… 12:09:40 AM April 28, 2017 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- That's Shallotte River Estuary water after a rainstorm #shadowselfie https://t.co/1opTU1Xy1s 11:36:53 PM April 27, 2017 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
Let’s share: Our first open-access article published.