R/V Atlantis Cruise

Center research scientists, Rick Peterson and Rich Viso will sail on the research vessel Atlantis. The ship is owned by the US Navy and operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. This vessel houses and deploys the Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV) Alvin.

2013 Hurricane Outlook Update (July 10)

In early July 2013, Dr. Tingzhuang Yan, Dr. Len Pietrafesa, and Dr. Paul T. Gayes updated their hurricane outlook based on changing climate factors (a common process for all hurricane outlooks). What makes this forecast unique is that in addition to predicting the number of storms in any given season the outlook also includes the probability of hurricanes making landfall along the US Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

Graduate Student at Sea in the Gulf of Mexico

School of Coastal and Marine System Science graduate student Leigha Peterson is at sea in the Gulf of Mexico.  Leigha is on the R/V Endeavor with groups from the Ecogig collaboration funded through the Gulf Research Initiative.  Overall objectives of this work are to determine the effects of oil and gas inputs to the Gulf of Mexico.

Myrtle Beach’s king tide this weekend

King Tides are the general term used to describe the highest high tide of the year for a location based on the orbits and alignments of the earth, moon and sun.  These tides affect specific areas at different times dependent upon a number of factors.  This Sunday (6/23/2013) at 8:16 PM will be Myrtle Beach’s king tide, but the tide will be above average for several days following (and prior) to the peak tide on Sunday night.  In fact, 3 of the highest 6 tide levels this year will occur over the next week.  The average high tide level is 5.6 feet, but Sunday evening the tide level will reach

CCU Researchers Create Their First Hurricane Outlook for 2013. The Only Major Model to Include Landfall Outlooks.

In April 2013, Dr. Tingzhuang Yan, Dr. Len Pietrafesa, and Dr. Paul T. Gayes completed efforts to develop a new modeling technique that would allow the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at Coastal Carolina University to begin forecasting storm probabilities during hurricane seasons.  What makes this forecast unique is that in addition to predicting the number of storms in any given season the outlook also includes the probability of hurricanes making landfall along the US Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. 

Investigating freshwater inputs along the Antarctic Peninsula

My most recent and certainly most memorable life experiences can be credited to many people and organizations, most notable being the Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies and associated faculty.  Through the teachings and support of several talented BCCMWS faculty members I embarked on a 67 day journey to the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP)!  But, I was not alone on this endeavor.  In Ear

2013 South Carolina Environmental Conference

During Spring Break 2013, I traveled to Myrtle Beach South Carolina to participate in the South Carolina Environmental Conference. My participation included presenting my first undergraduate research poster with help from Dr. Libes and Dr. Peterson. Also, I attended the conference presentations and Exhibit hall, where there were hundreds of engineering and water treatment firms. I believe conferences serve as "acts of progress" toward science around the world.

Recent CCU graduate Aboard the R/V Marcus Langseth

Follow recent CCU graduate, Chris McHugh, as he participates in the MATE internship program aboard the R/V Marcus Langseth.

Updated Coastal Real Estate Buyers Guide Available

South Carolina Guide to Beachfront Property distributed by the South Carolina State OCRM office is now updated to reflect important information needed by those seeking to buy, develop, or modify coastal property.  Currently, no hardcopies are available, but the .pdf of the guide can be found at http://www.dhec.sc.gov/library/CR-003559.pdf.  I provided a lot of time and input on the creation of the document.

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