Orrin Pilkey

opilkey@duke.edu
NSOE; EOS

 

Location 1

Research Location
Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Turkey

Research Objective
To study the fetch limited barrier islands.  To measure the distance at which the wind blows in relation to wave size.  To study the fetch that produces mild waves.

Collaborating Institution
University of Ulster w/ Andrew Cooper

Funding Source/Sponsor
University of Ulster

Students Involved
Dave Lewis (Grad)

 

Location 2

Research Location
Colombia

Research Objective
To explore the barrier islands and take vibra core samples.  Discovered sixty-five uncharted islands.

Collaborating Institution
Researchers from the University of Bogota and Colombian Geological Survey

Funding Source/Sponsor
National Geographic Grant

Students Involved
Rob Thieler (PhD)

 

Location 3

Research Location
Morocco

Research Objective
To address the problem of beach mining.

Collaborating Institution
University of Ulster w/ Andrew Cooper

Funding Source/Sponsor
University of Ulster

Students Involved
None.

 

Location 4

Research Location
Mozambique

Research Objective
To conduct a global survey of barrier islands from a critical global standpoint.

Collaborating Institution
University of Ulster w/ Andrew Cooper

Funding Source/Sponsor
University of Ulster

Students Involved
None.

 

Location 5

Research Location
Spencer Gulf, Australia

Research Objective
To measure both barrier islands and fetch limited barrier islands (length, width, age).

Collaborating Institution
None.

Funding Source/Sponsor
University of Ulster

Students Involved
Matt Stutz [Grad (now a professor at Meredith College)]

 

Website
https://nicholas.duke.edu/neither/people/faculty/pilkey

 

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