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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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)
- I bet you $1,000,000 I’ll win the lottery. 01:28:11 AM October 24, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Large increase in global storm runoff extremes driven by climate and anthropogenic changes | Nature Communications https://t.co/C5pS36BNGR 01:08:58 AM October 24, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Transient Response of the Gulf Stream to Multiple Hurricanes in 2017 - Todd - - Geophysical Research Letters - Wile… https://t.co/OFsD4pX3wi 03:29:06 PM October 07, 2018 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.