Carolina Bays Morphometric Analysis

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We are creating an extensive database of these features so that we can perform geospatial and morphometric analyses to provide further insight to their origin. A number of undergraduate geography students at Mansfield University are currently using a variety of geospatial data sources to compile a full database of Carolina Bay features, starting with Robeson County, North Carolina.

We are intending to make the database available online at completion.

If you are a student interested in contributing to this project, contact student project leader Jesse Olson, or chief faculty adviser Dr. Lee Stocks.

 

Recent Carolina Bays Blog Posts

  • MU Geosciences at the 2015 Showcase of Scholarship - The Department of Geosciences at Mansfield University has an impressive eleven students presenting posters at this year’s campus Showcase of Scholarship!  The showcase, on Wednesday, April 22, 9am to 3pm in Alumni Hall, showcases research and other scholarly activity conducted during…
  • Our New GIST Curriculum - This is a brief presentation I gave to the Marcellus Resource Council of the Institute of Science and the Environment at Mansfield University.  It examines how our new Geographic Information Systems and Technology program will apply to industry, and outlines…
  • Carolina Bays Database (In-Progress) Published - As the Carolina Bays project has progressed, we now have enough records to justify publishing a map online of our database to-date. This database is current as of 12/11/14, and will be updated as more records are added. A full…
  • Carolina Bays Poster, 2014 COPLAC Conference - Jesse Olson was among three Mansfield University Geoscience undergraduate students who presented research at the COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference this past weekend at Keene State College in Keene, NH. Faculty members Lee Stocks and Andrew Shears were the…
  • Mapping the Mysterious Carolina Bays - Carolina Bays are terrestrial geomorphic features which are largely elliptical with long-axes trending in a general northwest-southeast direction, found throughout the Atlantic Coastal Plains from Florida to New Jersey. Physical characteristics of bays have been an integral part of the…