Coastal Erosion on Bald Head Island, NC

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Grace Zagaja, 1/C Sophie Gatzounas

Adviser(s): Professor Peter Guth

Poster #47

Coastal erosion is extremely prevalent along the coast of North Carolina impacting the beaches along with the vegetation, homes and businesses. Lidar data shows just how much the coastline of Bald Head Island has shifted in the last 20 years and how hurricane damage has been extremely detrimental in the elevation and width of beaches. Overlaid terrain profiles, grids displaying change in elevation, and satellite imagery to provide clear insight into how the coastline has dwindled following major hurricanes over the last 20 years.

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