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)
- Here’s @EidamEmily presenting #OSM2018 My new colleague @UNCims starting in the Fall https://t.co/feCJjzfqBW 05:04:50 PM February 16, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- @ceebeee11 @MollyBost @UNCims You might be wrong. 04:12:34 AM February 15, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone in reply to ceebeee11 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Whoo- hoo! Columbia river basalt on day 2 of our field trip. @MollyBost presents tomorrow at #OSM18 Should be spec… https://t.co/6XG8nirmGq 12:56:33 AM February 15, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
Let’s share: Our first open-access article published.