Marine sand bodies

Diagram of Marine sand bodies

Detailed Description

Figure 1. Marine sand bodies, having diverse geologic origins, are buried and exposed on continental shelves and often have been greatly modified by marine processes associated with sea-level rise over the past 20,000 years. Nearshore marine sand bodies of the types shown above offer the best potential sources for high quality sand for beach nourishment.


Image Dimensions: 652 x 416

Location Taken: US