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.
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Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.