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Hurricane Sandy Response – Linking the Delmarva Peninsula’s Geologic Framework to Coastal Vulnerability

Delmarva Offshore
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The Delmarva Peninsula is a 220-kilometer-long headland, spit, and barrier island complex that was significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy. In order to better constrain controls on coastal vulnerability and evolution, the region’s sediment sources, transport pathways and sinks must be identified. This project defines the geologic framework of the Delmarva coastal system through geophysical mapping of the inner continental shelf, with an initial focus on Assateague Island. Such information can then be related to the physical processes that govern coastal system evolution at storm-event and longer timescales.

Recent Activities

The USGS acquired new chirp and 16-channel boomer seismic reflection profiles, swath bathymetry, acoustic backscatter data and sediment samples offshore of Delmarva June-July 2015. Geospatial datasets from the 2014 and 2015 surveys offshore Assateague Island and Virginia's Eastern Shore are available now!

Ocean City Port, MD

2014 Cruise Photos

MACRI

Soundwaves articles

"Team Delmarva" Completes Second comprehensive Seafloor Mapping off the Delmarva Peninsula

USGS Joins the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resilience Institute—A Partnership for Integrated Climate Research to Help Local and Regional Leader

USGS Scientists Conduct Comprehensive Seafloor Mapping off the Delmarva Peninsula

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Linking Coastal Processes and Vulnerability—Assateague Island Regional Study

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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