West view of Fire Island, New York from the Fire Island Lighthouse

Sandy barrier island with dunes near a sandy beach on one side, low vegetation in the middle, and a bay of water on the other.

Detailed Description

The Coastal Sediment Availability and Flux project conducts research and monitoring of sediment movement and coastal change at several barrier islands around the U.S. One of these research locations is Fire Island, New York, which has undergone significant morphological changes over several decades. Integrating geophysical and sedimentological data with modeling is important for understanding potential impacts to the residents that live on these islands, including both animals and people.


Image Dimensions: 3551 x 1878

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Location Taken: US