Barrier-island shorelines extracted from satellite imagery

Colored lines overlaid on aerial image of an island and island breach shows how the island footprint has changed since 1985.

Detailed Description

Fire Island shorelines from 1985 to 2018 were extracted from imagery and are plotted together with 2018 imagery to reveal how a breach in the island has evolved through time. From 1985-2011, the island was continuous at this location. The passage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 formed a breach in the middle of the island and this breach can be observed in 2018 imagery and shorelines from 2013-2018.


Image Dimensions: 2100 x 1454

Location Taken: Fire Island, NY, US