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.
On day 2 of the SC field trip, we visited the Belle Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences, where we had a nice presentation by Dr. Dennis Allen and toured the property with Paul Kenny. We also conducted some marsh research with Dr. Tom Allen (ECU) and James Edwards (MS).
Our second field trip was 3-day, 2-night trip to South Carolina. As we headed south, we stopped in North Topsail, NC to see an ongoing beach nourishment project. Next, we walked the Prince Resort pier in North Myrtle Beach and heard about research by Coastal Carolina University scientists, including Dr. Rich Viso.
The field trip on the first Friday of the program enabled the students to see and learn about the northern Outer Banks. Stops included Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head Woods, the US Army Corps of Engineers Duck Research Facility and the Kitty Hawk erosion hot spot. At these locations the class heard from experts on the location – Thanks to them! The last stop was to climb the largest sand dune east of the Mississippi River – Jockey’s Ridge State Park.
The Summester at the Coast program was fortunate to have three multi-talented TAs, including Nick Kelly (left) and CJ Cornette (right) who dabble in controlled burns. Luke Stevens was the third TA – he was busy working!
And we’re off! … the Summester at the Coast 2015 started May 20th. We have a great group of 13 students this year from schools across the eastern US, from Indiana (Earlham College), Ohio (Oberlin College), U. Penn., to almost Canada (St. Lawrence Univ.) and south to Georgia (Georgia Southern). Of course, we have number of students from NC schools, including ECU, Elon, NCSU, UNC Charlotte and Davidson. The first class exercise involved mapping the UNC CSI canal by kayak.