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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Morehead City, NC
On Oct. 1, Rodriguez Lab alum Justin Ridge was presented with the J. Charles Morrow Award for Graduate Research Excellence, in recognition for his accomplishments during his PhD. Jessie Straub, current MS student, gave her research seminar to the department directly after the ceremony. Big Day.
Lab Musings (mostly)
- RT @A_DiGiacomo_: @AntonioBRodrig flying for small scale mapping of oyster reefs in Shalotte! #Drones4Good @MarineUAS https://t.co/QwIbx9N6… 10:16:53 PM July 15, 2019 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- @ejtheuerkauf @jt_ridge @A_DiGiacomo_ @UNCims @MarineUAS @AttolloUAS Reduce reuse recycle 12:18:14 AM July 13, 2019 from Twitter for iPhone in reply to ejtheuerkauf ReplyRetweetFavorite
- I’m ready for detailed drone mapping on Monday with @jt_ridge @A_DiGiacomo_ Cannot forget to bring these tiny GCPs… https://t.co/hW1F7g3z2p 08:58:46 PM July 12, 2019 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.