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Coastal Change Processes

Approaches

Studies conducted for this project are designed to examine interactions between oceanographic forcing and surface and subsurface coastal geology, and the resulting topographic changes that these interactions cause along inner shelf, nearshore, and subaerial beach. We will build on the findings of previous coastal change and erosion studies (including the North Carolina Coastal Erosion Study, the South Carolina Regional Coastal Erosion Study, and the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards Project) and utilize resources from the sea floor mapping group and methods developed by the Community Sediment Modeling Project.

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