Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Washover Channels near Cape Hatteras, courtesy of Isabel

NOAA has published a number of after-the-storm aerial photos from the devastation caused by Hurricane Isabel. Following FocalPlane's publication of the Padre Island travelogue with its pictures of washover channels, I thought it would be interesting to bring one of the pictures on board - thanks NOAA for such excellent imagery!



The image is from the barrier beach near Cape Hatteras. The Atlantic is to the right. The barrier beach has been breached in several places. It would be interesting to follow this break and see how quickly longshore drift bridges the gap.
Image downloaded from NOAA