Plum Island 2016

Author: William Sargent

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Category: Nature

Page: 150

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Plum Island is a living laboratory to study the effects of storms, climate change and sea level rise. This book chronicles the events of 2016 when island residents started turning away from fighting the Atlantic Ocean and the Army Corps of Engineers to working with nature to slow erosion. It tells the engaging story of people lives being transformed by nature, science and our rapidly evolving environment. This is the third book in a series about the changing face of Plum Island that includes, "Islands in the Storm," "Plum Island; 4,000 Years on a Barrier Beach" and "Plum Island 2016."

Geology of Holocene Barrier Island Systems

Author: Richard A. Jr. Davis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Science

Page: 464

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Barrier islands represent a complex coastal system that includes a number of different sedimentary depositional environments; nearshore zone, beach, dunes, washover fans, marshes, tidal flats, estuaries, lagoons, and tidal inlets. The morphodynamics of these fragile coastal systems provide a further complication to this coastal type. Although barrier islands comprise only 15% of the world's coastline, they have received a far greater proportion of attention from the scientific and engineering community, and more recently, from coastal managers and environmentalists. Modern barrier islands are arguably the most expensive and most vulnerable of all coastal environments. Pressure from developers for residential, industrial, and recreational development has caused most of our barriers to become significantly impacted by human activity, especially over the past few decades. These pres sures have led to extensive preservation of natural barriers through efforts from all levels of government and also by private organizations. Governments have also formed coastal management programs that help to control any future de velopment with the intent being to keep human activity compatible with barrier island morphodynamics. In order to devise appropriate coastal zone management programs, it is necessary to have a comprehensive understanding of the morpho dynamics of barrier island systems. This volume provides comprehensive details on barrier island morphology, sediment distribution, and the process-response mechanisms that cause changes to both. These are the important aspects of barrier systems that can provide important input into the development and implementation of coastal management programs.

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Dynamic Implicit Numerical Model of One-dimensional Tidal Flow Through Inlets

Author: Michael Amein

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Category: Estuarine oceanography

Page: 79

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Neotectonics of Maine

Studies in Seismicity, Crustal Warping, and Sea-level Change

Author: Walter A. Anderson

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Category: Geology

Page: 228

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Geology of Southeastern New England

A Guidebook for Field Trips to the Boston Area and Vicinity : 68th Annual Meeting, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, October 8-10, 1976

Author: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference

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Category: Geology

Page: 513

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A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to the North Atlantic Coast

Cape Cod to Newfoundland

Author: Michael Berrill

Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books

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Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 635

As well as the general geology and climate of this region, there is extensive coverage on the marine habitats for animal and plant life that these coastlines contain.

Tour Book

Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

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Category: Automobile travel

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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

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Category: Law

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)