Shoreface response and recovery to Hurricane Sandy: Fire Island, NY

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Edited by: Ping WangJulie D. Rosati, and Jun Cheng



The shoreface of Fire Island was extensively modified by Hurricane Sandy and subsequent storms in the following winter months. The changes were evaluated using various morphometrics of the shoreface from four bathymetric surveys, one prior to Hurricane Sandy, and three over the course of twenty months following Sandy. The datasets show that the nearshore bar system moved offshore to deeper water depths following Hurricane Sandy with volume lost from the subaerial beach and surfzone. Following the offshore shift, the nearshore bar system increased in size, the trough deepened, and there has been gradual landward movement of the nearshore bar. The steepening of the upper shoreface, landward translation of the profile, and loss of sediment is indicative of barrier island transgression.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Shoreface response and recovery to Hurricane Sandy: Fire Island, NY
ISBN 978-981-4689-97-9
DOI 10.1142/9789814689977_0012
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Publisher location Toh Tuck, Singapore
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 14 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title The proceedings of the coastal sediments 2015
Conference Title Coastal Sediments 2015
Conference Location San Diego, California
Conference Date May 11-15, 2015
Country United States
State New York
Other Geospatial Fire Island
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