Long-term shoreline change at Fire Island 1933-2012

Plot showing rates of shoreline erosion and accretion for 79 years at Fire Island

Detailed Description

Plot showing rates of shoreline erosion (red) and accretion (green) for 79 years at Fire Island. There are three distinct zone of long-term behavior that mimic the overall shape of the island suggesting the 79-year rates of change are representative of the longer-term island evolution. The different zones correspond to mapped variation in the geology offshore of Fire Island.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1000 x 729

Location Taken: Fire Island, NY, US