A large washover fan on Fire Island, New York in 2012 after Hurricane

An island with sections of short grasses has been covered by a large sand fan that was washed landward by waves.

Detailed Description

Strong storms such as hurricanes can cause drastic changes to coastal environments. For example, this large washover fan was created on Fire Island, New York in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy by waves moving sediment from the dunes and beach towards the back-barrier environment. 

Details

Image Dimensions: 2786 x 1714

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US

Credits

U.S. Geological Survey