Beach profiles show the changes resulting from the Nor'Ida storm

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These beach profiles show the changes resulting from the storm which caused widespread beach erosion (loss of elevation) but lit

Detailed Description

Nor'Ida was a nor'easter that formed from the remnants of Hurricane Ida during November 2009. These beach profiles show the changes resulting from the storm which caused widespread beach erosion (loss of elevation) but little changes to the dunes. Hurricane Irene made landfall several times along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. in August 2011. By the time the storm was close to Fire Island, it had weakened significantly, but it still resulted in beach erosion, particularly along the lower beach.

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Image Dimensions: 3337 x 1928

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Location Taken: Fire Island, NY, US