|Sediment deposition and availability in the riparian wetlands of the Cape Fear River
||Tidal riparian wetlands serve as buffers between upland areas and the adjacent
river channel. The ability of these swamps and marshes to keep up with changes in sea
level depends on a combination on several factors including: sediment availability,...
|The effects of thin layer dredge material disposal on tidal marsh processes, Masonboro Island, NC
||Coastal marshes are critical natural resources that provide economic and social
benefits. Continued existence of marsh habitat depends on its ability to maintain
elevation relative to sea level. Currently, several anthropogenic practices are disrup...
|Assessment of tidally influenced riparian wetlands as sinks for fecal coliform bacteria
||Suspended particulate and fecal coliform bacteria concentrations measured in the
riparian swamps of two differing tidal river systems, one brownwater and one blackwater,
in southeast North Carolina indicate that both swamp surfaces export fecal col...
|Event driven sediment mobility on the inner continental shelf of Onslow Bay, NC
||This study seeks to further constrain near-bottom hydrodynamic current conditions required to mobilize native sediments on a high-energy sediment starved shelf environment and link these data to changes in sidescan sonar imagery of the inner-shelf en...
|Landscape aspects of oyster reefs : fragmentation and habitat utilization
||The functional value of oyster reefs is recognized in many estuarine systems, with increasing interest in oyster reef restoration for ecological function rather than for fishery production. Reefs provide structure and refuge for juvenile fish and cru...
|Rainfall impacts on suspended sediment concentrations in an urbanized tidal creek, southeastern North Carolina
||Elevated suspended sediment concentrations in fluvial systems are deleterious to fluvial ecosystems. In these systems, increases in total suspended solids (TSS) following rain events have been well documented. The impacts of rainfall on marsh surface...
|Hydrography and bottom boundary layer dynamics : influence on inner shelf sediment mobility, Long Bay, NC
||Storm-driven processes produced by atmospheric and meteorological forcing dictate
sediment transport events in the bottom boundary layer on the inner continental shelf. This study
examined the hydrography and bottom boundary layer dynamics of two t...
|The influence of the Cape Fear River on characteristics of shelf sediments in Long Bay, North Carolina
||The Cape Fear River (CFR) is a low discharge river, which drains the largest area
of any rivers fully contained within North Carolina. The river is formed in the Piedmont
by the convergence of the Haw and Deep Rivers and then flows southeast throug...
|Variability in beach topography and forcing along Oak Island, North Carolina
||This study analyzed variability in beach topography along Oak Island, North
Carolina as well as local wave, water level, and wind conditions over a two year period to
identify patterns of variability in shoreline change and potential processes forc...