This report is a product of the Coastal Geology Research Cooperative Program and is designed to help meet the NPS-GRI goal of obtaining digital geologic maps for the Core Banks part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. The report describes the study by ECU and includes an evaluation of barrier island processes based on changes along 77 profiles and associated reference markers established by the USACE on Core Banks from June 1960 to July 1962. The study area extends from Cape Lookout to Ocracoke Inlet and includes both North and South Core Banks. The ECU Core Banks evaluation is built upon the initial surveys of the USACE (1964). the follow-up survey and ecological work by Godfrey and Godfrey (1976), and the ongoing study by the Department of Geology at ECU. The report includes results of the 2001 ECU field survey and the analysis of changes that have occurred through time on Core Banks since the initial USACE survey in 1960.
By Stanley R. Riggs and Dorothea V. Ames, 2007. 73 pages.