Thursday, October 13, 2011

Buxton, North Carolina

Spit... but not the kind you're probably thinking of.  A spit is a coastal landform that forms from longshore drift.  It can basically be summed up as a long pile of sand that has extended off of a cape.  They tend to change frequently depending on ocean currents and this series of images is a great example of that:

February 28, 1993

February 14, 1998

February 18, 2004

September 1, 2005

October 16, 2005

July 30, 2006

October 3, 2008

October 18, 2009

 August 27, 2011

You can find it yourself on Google Earth using these coords:      35°13'00.33"N     75°31'47.45"W

Check back next week to see an EF5 tornado's effects on a small town.

1 comment:

  1. Inspired by this to go and look at Spurn Head, whose history is well documented.

    But Google only has photography back to 2003, and about the most startling thing you can see on there is the tides. is very interesting