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Students will travel to a local barrier island (usually Sullivan's Island) to study shoreline processes and their impact on beach front development. Students will begin on the inland side of the island, and traverse the island to the beach. Once at the beach, students will make a field profile of the area they traversed, as well as a profile sketch of the beach, showing all major parts of the beach. Students will then observe the geomorphic processes acting on the shoreline and how those processes impact the beach and beach front structures. Shoreline erosion control and protection structures will be pointed out to the students, and the impacts of the structures will be discussed. After returning from the field, the students will prepare a series of profiles of the barrier island and beach, as well as a write-up of the processes they observed and the impacts of those processes. Designed for a geomorphology course Uses online and/or real-time data Uses geomorphology to solve problems in other fields
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