The primary dune protects vegetation from all but the mightiest storm

The primary dune protects vegetation from all but the mightiest storm surges.

Detailed Description

Hurricane Sandy obliterated much of the primary dune on Fire Island (lower panel).  The dune naturally regenerates as recolonizing vegetation catches wind and water-borne sand.

Credit: Re-drawn from Ehrenfeld (1990)

Details

Image Dimensions: 564 x 474

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Location Taken: US