Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2018

211  Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi  (73402)

Principal Investigator: Michael Starek

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 41,084

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: 4/1/18 - 3/31/19

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Engineering - Civil

Department, Center, School, or Institute: TAMUCC Blucher

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Re-establishment of a Monitoring Benchmark to Study Marsh Resilience in the Mission-Aransas Natural Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Program Title: N/A


1.1.4. -- the Mission-Aransas NEER monitoring/observation sites were in close vicinity to the eyewal of Hurricane Harvey as it passed inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Two sites were in the direct impact zone of the eyewall and this includes one research site called Mud Island. Due to the impact of the storm, Mud Island's geomorphology has radically changed post-Harvey and two of the three SET's (stations) are now completely submerged and all SETs suffered damage; either wholly or partially destroyed excluding the dep rod mark. Because of the major alteration to the topography and submergence of the SETs at this location, an alternative location, called Egery Flats, has been identified in coordination with researchers at the Mission-Aransas NERR as a site for re-establishment of SET monitoring in the region Post-Harvey. The purpose of the project is to install three new SETs within the Egery Flats region of the Mission-Aransas NERR in support of scientific observation for studying marsh resiliency.

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