Exploring shoreface geomorphology to predict barrier island resilience

An elevation profile from the inner shelf to the mainland that crosses a barrier island and shows a shoreface data gap

Detailed Description

Sediment availability and how sediment is exchanged within coastal systems are key components of coastal resilience, particularly for barrier islands. Geologic assessments that characterize barrier island sediment distribution often have focused on terrestrial and continental shelf (water depths >10m) environments. However, little is known about shoreface sediment distribution (water depths 0-20m) and to what extent it is linked to coastal change. By filling this data gap, we hope to improve predictions of barrier island response to storms and sea-level rise.


Image Dimensions: 761 x 610

Location Taken: US