Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 11:00 AM

Project Type

Poster- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Monomoy Island and North Beach, both located in Chatham (Massachusetts) on the south east corner of Cape Cod, are dunes with great vulnerability to change during winter storms, when winds and tides are usually the strongest. The constantly shifting sand bars that make up this area are relied on by fishermen that navigate them daily, and families who have summer homes out on the dunes, of which a couple are washed away each winter.In this project, Landsat remote sensing data are used to analyze the movement of the sandbars and channels during extreme weather events. Analysis will include a measure of the overall accumulation or loss of sand.

Faculty Sponsor

Manny Gimond

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Environmental Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

755

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May 1st, 10:00 AM May 1st, 11:00 AM

Analysis of Major Changes in Outer Beaches and Inlets in Chatham, Massachusetts

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Monomoy Island and North Beach, both located in Chatham (Massachusetts) on the south east corner of Cape Cod, are dunes with great vulnerability to change during winter storms, when winds and tides are usually the strongest. The constantly shifting sand bars that make up this area are relied on by fishermen that navigate them daily, and families who have summer homes out on the dunes, of which a couple are washed away each winter.In this project, Landsat remote sensing data are used to analyze the movement of the sandbars and channels during extreme weather events. Analysis will include a measure of the overall accumulation or loss of sand.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/92