University of Texas at Austin

THSCMP Environment Under Study

This is a schematic map of geologic environments in a barrier island system. Through the Texas High School Coastal Monitoring Project, students have the opportunity to learn about the formation and dynamics of their island home.

Environment diagram 1


At least three times during each school year, students collect quantitative geomorphic and sedimentologic data that describe the seaward beach, seen in the graphic below.

Environment diagram 2