Welcome to the web site for Sediment and Solute Transport on Rivers and Margins (SSTORM) Research Group! Reide Corbett and J.P. Walsh from East Carolina University and the UNC Coastal Studies Institute lead the team.
Check out our research in/on wetlands, estuaries, barrier islands, shelves and groundwater.

Friday, August 5, 2011

A City at Sea

5 August
The Gulf of Mexico is huge body of water.  But when you are on it, you hardly feel alone.  There are so many oil rigs and other platforms and structures that the area can look like a city.  Attached are a few pictures that show views of GOM infrastructure and ships, including one shot of the Discoverer Enterprise which drilled on of the relief wells for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill last summer.  Looking a the map above, it make you wonder how this equipment in the ocean can survive through major huricanes like Katrina.

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