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.
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.
USGS Publishes Fire Island Coastal Change Website
December 22, 2013 | USGS
The United States Geological Survey has a new website that documents coastal change that is occurring on Fire Island, where winds and waves are modifying the beaches and dunes of the barrier island.
Data is also presented on how Hurricane Sandy modified the island.
Image at right by USGS.