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Forgotten New Jersey Seawall Protected Homes from Hurricane Sandy
August 16, 2013 | National Science Foundation

“Two beachfront communities in New Jersey were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, but one fared much better than the other thanks to a long-forgotten seawall buried beneath the sand.” Quoted from the NSF press release.

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Roadside Geology of New Jersey
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Another state has been added to the Roadside Geology Series by Mountain Press. This one is the Roadside Geology of New Jersey by David Harper. It provides an overview of New Jersey Geology with an emphasis on geology that can be observed along roads and highways. It is a 6"x9" paperback with 345 pages.

Hurricane-Induced Coastal Change
July 2, 2013 | USGS
"The probability of hurricane-induced coastal change on sandy beaches from Florida to New York has been assessed for the first time in U.S. Geological Survey studies released today. [...] The two reports -- one assessing the coastline from Florida to North Carolina, the other from Virginia to New York -- can function as part of a "virtual toolkit" for U.S. Atlantic coast community planners and emergency managers as they make decisions on how to best address coastline vulnerabilities." Quoted from the USGS publication release.

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