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 )