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NC Coastal News

5 days ago

Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines

There are so many things to say about this. Thoughts?In 2012, Hurricane Sandy breached the Barnegat Peninsula at Mantoloking, New Jersey. Today, we have a completed dune and berm system in place in the same location. Work continues in other communities along the 14-mile stretch. The project is designed to reduce the risk of coastal storm damages to infrastructure. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines

So many beaches in FL are mechanically raked/cleaned so radically that vegetation cannot expand, colonize the berm, nucleate dunes, and provide additional sand volume that would protect infrastructure. These communities are actively increasing their own hazard exposure. Fort Myers Beach (top) Treasure Island (bottom) ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines

Very cool image of dust storm emerging off the west coast of Africa. These storms are thought to suppress tropical storm formation.

NOAA Satellite and Information Service
Another major wave of Saharan dust crosses the Atlantic, captured here by #GOESEast yesterday. Winds are also pushing significant amounts of this dust to #Spain and #Portugal already experiencing an intense heat wave. Track it here: goo.gl/G74rVB
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This is happening in Hilton Head, SC right now. Yes, the Beachfront Management Act is supposed to prevent the construction of new seawalls, but yet....... ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Enjoyed your talk today at the University of California Irvine Coastal Resilience workshop, Robert Young. Let's talk more! ... See MoreSee Less

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