Winter nor’easters eroded sediments from an artificial dune

Winter nor’easters eroded sediments from an artificial dune and moved them seaward to the beach and shoreface

Detailed Description

Though often less intense than hurricanes, extratropical storms (e.g., nor’easters) occur more frequently and their impacts can be striking. Here, several years after Hurricane Sandy, winter nor’easters eroded sediments from an artificial dune at Fire Island, NY and moved them onto the beach and shoreface. Such erosion created a steep vertical face, or scarp.

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Image Dimensions: 3840 x 2160

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Location Taken: Fire Island, NY, US