If you don’t know what a tidal inlet is, don’t worry, you’re in the majority. Not many people know what they are, or why they are important. This talk will summarize these geologic features found along the coast and emphasize their importance in geology and to coastal communities. You’ll be introduced to how tidal inlets form from storm impacts, how they evolve, and how they affect the adjacent coast.
Chris Seminack is an Assistant Professor of Geology at the University of North Georgia in the Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis. He earned his B.A. from La Salle University, M.S. from Temple University, Ph.D. from George Mason University, and was a postdoctoral scholar with the National Park Service at Assateague Island National Seashore. He specializes in coastal geology along the U.S. Atlantic coast, studying the effects of intense storms, tidal inlet life-cycles, and barrier island evolution.