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Coastal Change Processes

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Coastal Change Processes

The primary objective of this project is to increase our understanding of the physical processes that cause coastal change, and ulitimately improve our capability to predict the processes and their impacts. This will be approached by using geophysical surveys, oceanographic studies, and predictive models to investigate the interactions of shoreline, nearshore, and offshore sediment transport processes driving coastal change.

project activities
  • The acquisition of new swath bathymetric data on the inner continental shelf offshore of Fire Island was completed in mid-March, 2014. The investigation was funded in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the data will be used to assess potential inner-shelf bathymetric changes and sediment redistribution patterns related to Hurricane Sandy.

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