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.
3431 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC
Looks can be deceiving…
Yes, like this dessert I had about a month ago. They look like sundaes, but are actually milkshakes. Don’t be fooled – dig in, explore with your senses, and discover the truth.
Lab Musings (mostly)
- RT @CoastalResilCtr: ICYMI, @jessamin_amelia, a CRC Science & Engineering Workforce Development Grant recipient, wrote about her experience… 05:50:05 PM September 21, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Enjoying my @pomonacollege visit. Rodriguez from @UNCims a bit out of place on the west coast. Need to visit the… https://t.co/8kgTQcht7J 12:14:44 AM September 21, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- @EidamEmily @UTGeophysics @IluliaqDave @OSUCEOAS Can’t wait to learn more about this trip when you return to… https://t.co/qaTrT65A7f 12:07:48 AM September 21, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone in reply to EidamEmily ReplyRetweetFavorite
Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.