Investigating Controls on Barrier Island Overwash and Evolution during Extreme Storms

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Jesse Beckman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Joseph Long

Abstract: Over short periods of time, extreme storms can significantly alter barrier island morphology, increasing the vulnerability of coastal habitats and communities relative to future storms. These impacts are complex and the result of interactions between oceanographic conditions and the geomorphic, geological, and ecological characteristics of the island. A 2D XBeach model was developed and compared to observations in order to study these interactions along an undeveloped barrier island near the landfall of Hurricane Florence in 2018.

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Language: English
Date: 2021
barrier islands, overwash, grain size, satellite land cover, nearshore hydrodrnamics, numerical modeling

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