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Hurricane deposits in a sediment core

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Four close-up images of a longer sediment core (bottom). The light coloring indicates coarser sand that likely occurred from overwash flooding during a previous hurricane. This is one of a few cores collected in northwest Florida by the USGS and partners to help understand past hurricane activity in the Gulf of Mexico and northern Atlantic Ocean. The figure was compiled by Jessica Rodysill, USGS. 


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