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)
- New dinosaur ancestor with croc-like appearance. Amazing discovery! https://t.co/hwQi7m9IeA 12:13:20 PM April 14, 2017 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Illinois geologists including @ejtheuerkauf to launch helicopter survey of sand in Lake Michigan https://t.co/JQgzrOHavS @MarineUAS @UNCims 12:38:51 PM March 21, 2017 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Great talks on nitrogen @konorevole and king tides @Caitlin_G_L at the NC Sentinel Site meeting. @UNCims is proud. 03:47:52 PM February 21, 2017 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
Let’s share: Our first open-access article published.