CoastLine: Sea Level Rise Will Eventually Overtake NC Barrier Islands

Sep 11, 2019

  This edition first aired February 21, 2019.

Coastal communities on barrier islands will not exist as they are in 30 to 150 years from now.  

That’s according to Dylan McNamara, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

A four-year grant from the National Science Foundation of $1.5 million dollars is facilitating the work of McNamara, geologists, political scientists, and others as they study how these communities will make the transition – and what they can do to help.