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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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Image from the USGS Professional Paper 1827, The Outer Banks of North Carolina, by Robert Dolan, Harry F. Lins, and Jodi Jones Smith displaying the four primary methods of sediment transport on barrier islands. These sedimentary processes are initiated by oceanic and atmospheric forces, including wind, waves, tides, storms, and seal-level rise.


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