Seminars: Johnson C. Smith University & Duke Marine Lab

Conference: NC Coastal Conference 2017

Poster: EWC Research Symposium & NC Coastal Conference

A Gharagozlou, JC Dietrich, M Overton, A Karanci. “Morphological Modeling of Hatteras Island During Hurricane Isabel.NC Sea Grant Coastal Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, 4-5 April 2017.

A Gharagozlou, JC Dietrich, M Overton, A Karanci. “Morphological Modeling of Hatteras Island During Hurricane Isabel.Environmental, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, 3 March 2017.

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Conference: NCBIWA 2016

News: Sea Grant Research Tackles Important Issues

ncsg2016/05/18 – NC Sea Grant Coastwatch Currents
Considering Coastal Questions: Sea Grant Research Tackles Important Issues

Beach erosion during storm events can devastate the natural environment and coastal communities. This research team seeks to improve simulations of coastal flooding in regions where the beach erosion is highly dynamic. Such simulations are used in North Carolina and elsewhere for designing buildings, establishing flood insurance rates, and supporting real-time decisions during storm events.

The research will review effects of hurricanes Isabel and Irene on oceanfront and soundside shorelines for Hatteras Island, as well as how storm-induced flooding pushed inland. New predictions will be strengthened as the data are coupled with a beach-erosion model. The team will share results with local- and state-level partners to show connections not only throughout the island system but also related impacts on mainland communities.