Texas coast: live surf conditions

Map

Live streams by region:

Bolivar Peninsula (Furthest North)

Crystal Beach (location)

Galveston Island

Commodore Hotel / Seawall (location)

Matagorda Peninsula

Matagorda Jetty (location)

Mustang Island

Sea Gull Condos (location)

North Padre Island

Padre Island National Seashore: Malaquite Beach (location)

South Padre Island (Furthest South)

North Beach (location)

Exploring the influence of bay morphology during coastal barrier retreat

I am excited to present collaborative work with Rice Sedimentology and Rose Palermo at AGU 2018! During sea-level rise, coastal barriers (islands and peninsulas) are  thought to respond by retreating landward. However, bay accommodation may (1) vary in bay depth (ΔDb) (2) be subjected to variation in rates of RSLR (relative sea-level rise, ΔRSLR), or (3) both bay depth and rates of RSLR may vary (ΔDb & ΔRSLR). Variable bay morphology may drive alongshore changes in retreat rate, generating shoreline curvature, and modifying longshore transport.  The videos below are a supplement for our 2018 AGU poster, which is available as a PDF.

Barrier retreat (3D view):

(1) ΔDb with uniform RSLR

Med. case (6.1 mm yr-1 RSLR, 61 m2 yr-1 )

Click on the embedded links to view Low Case (2.9 mm yr-1 RSLR, 29 m2 yr-1 Qowmax) and  High Case (10 mm yr-1 RSLR, 100 m2 yr-1 Qowmax) cases.

Continue reading “Exploring the influence of bay morphology during coastal barrier retreat”

Visiting the CoRE group at the Colorado School of Mines

csmVisitImageMany thanks are owed to the CoRE group (Especially Zane Jobe) at the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines for inviting me to give a departmental seminar in their Van Tuyl lecture series. For this seminar, we will explore the response of the expansive system of barrier islands and peninsulas along the Texas coast to a wide survey of sea-level rise rates and barrier overwash configurations.

As always, please feel free to download a PDF of the presentation!