Using Video Imagery to Study Storm Events at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Two video cameras were temporarily mounted on a dune at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The cameras were imaging the southern DUNEX (DUring Nearshore Event eXperiment) experiment site, and were designed to have a stereo view of the beach and potential overwash path. They operated from September 18 through October 25, 2021. A typical pair of images is shown below. Instruments from the U.S. Geological Survey and collaborators are visible in the images. This study is part of DUNEX, involving a large group of researchers from Federal, academic, and non-governmental organizations.

Learn more about the overall DUNEX experiment and about the DUNEX Pea Island Experiment. The research is being conducted under National Fish and Wildlife Survey permits 2020-022R and 2021-021R, and National Park Service permits CAHA-2020-SCI-0014 and CAHA-2020-SCI-0016.



dunes, beach, and shoreline

Camera 1

dunes, beach grass, beach, and shoreline

Camera 2