42nd Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium

Zoogeomorphology and Ecosystem Engineering
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
October 21 - 23, 2011

Coastal Ecosystem/Barrier Island Field Trip

Field Trip is full.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Departs from Homewood Suites – Providence Park at 8 am.


On Friday morning, we will meet in the parking lot of Homewood Suites-Mobile (i.e the conference hotel) at 8 am. If you are staying at the Hampton Inn, it is across the street from Homewood Suites. The weather forecast for Friday calls for a beautiful day with a high of 70ºF (21ºC) and a low of 46ºF (~7ºC). The field trip will consist of driving a loop around the Mobile region, first going across Mobile Bay, then head south towards the Gulf of Mexico. We will take a ferry across the mouth of Mobile Bay to reach Dauphin Island, a barrier island struck by Hurricane Frederic in 1979. We plan to walk on the beach at Dauphin Island so you may wish to bring a pair of beach shoes if you want; otherwise, it is fine to walk on the beach bare foot. You may also want to bring a hat, suntan lotion, camera, and a light-weight jacket in case it is windy on the beach and ferry; although, I do think a jacket will not be necessary. After time on the beach, we will then drive straight north to return to Mobile. We are expected to return to the hotel around 5 pm.

In addition to a field trip guide, a box lunch, snacks, some soda, and bottled water will be provided.


Conference organizers:

David R. Butler, Texas State University-San Marcos

Carol F. Sawyer, University of South Alabama



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