Sciaudone, E.J., and L. Velasquez-Montoya, 2019. “Beach and dune impacts due to Hurricane Florence in Dare County, North Carolina” Shore & Beach, 87(2), 44-49. https://doi.org/10.34237/1008725
Elizabeth J. Sciaudone, Ph.D., P.E., and Liliana Velasquez-Montoya, Ph.D.
North Carolina State University Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering,
Box 7908, Raleigh, North Carolina 27614
Less than two weeks after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina (NC), a team of researchers from NC State University traveled to Dare County to investigate the storm’s effects on beaches and dunes. Using available post-storm imagery and prior knowledge of vulnerabilities in the system, the team identified several locations to visit in the towns of Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Buxton, and Hatteras, as well as a number of locations within the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge (Figure 1). Data collected included topographic profiles, still imagery and video from unmanned aerial systems, sediment samples, and geo-located photography. This Coastal Observations piece presents some of the data and photos collected; the full report is available online (Sciaudone et al. 2019), and data collected will be made available to interested researchers upon request.