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.

Monday, December 17, 2012

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the ARSV Laurence M. Gould

Unfortunately, we won't be home for the holidays. But, the spirit of
the season isn't lost here. To make the ship feel warm and bright, we
have been decking the halls and singing carols as we work. Seriously!
The fact of the matter is that everyone on board misses friends and
family, but it seems we are all enjoying time with our temporary family
and are thankful to be here on this exciting adventure, and especially
thankful for great weather! In fact, it's a little easier to get in
the spirit here because it's cold, occasionally snowing, and there's
a lot of snow and ice covering the land. It will be a white Christmas
in Antarctica! Check out the pictures of our variety of homemade
decorations, including some fun winter scenes for our walls and our
small, but colorful tree! One of us even added a tatoo to get on
Santa's good side.

And a special thanks to Kim Null who sent along fabulous filled
stockings and lights to help illuminate the lab. Although at home in
California, she is here in Christmas spirit! We all can't wait to open
our stockings!

Happy holidays to all! ...and to all a good night.


  1. Love the artistic holiday decor and art - especially Santa and the penguin. Christmas away from home will be memorable and fun - great to hear all are getting into the spirit! Enjoy the White Christmas!

  2. Beautiful! Loving the decor, scenery, and info!

  3. Look forward every day to reading the blog. What a trip!