Predictions of future vulnerability based on sediment flux estimates

Vulnerability of Island Beach due to varying rates of sea-level rise (SLR). Top: lower SLR rate. Bottom: higher SLR rate.

Detailed Description

Predictions of future vulnerability of Island Beach, NJ based on sediment flux estimates from Hurricane Sandy. The two panels display black and white vertical lines overlayed on a map of Island Beach, NJ. The top panel represents a sea level rise rate of 7mm/year shows mostly black lines, while the bottom panel, represents a sea level rise rate of 10mm/year, shows mostly white and gray lines. Black lines indicate that it is possible for the barrier to keep up with sea-level rise, whereas as white and gray lines indicate the barrier may be vulnerable to sea level rise.

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Image Dimensions: 1929 x 1299

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Location Taken: US