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)
- Balloons of Lava Bubble into the Ocean from Seafloor Blisters https://t.co/EnVPnXWLFW about 21 hours ago from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Accounting for Accelerated East Coast Sea Level Rise https://t.co/gKKjGHl9Wy about 21 hours ago from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Of course oyster reefs (hard) impede marsh (soft) erosion, but they also preserve carbon-rich seds @jtridge https://t.co/K1S1zT7G0w 07:09:57 PM June 02, 2017 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
Let’s share: Our first open-access article published.