Battle for North Carolina's Coast Evolutionary History, Present Crisis, and Vision for the Future

ISBN-10: 0807834866

ISBN-13: 9780807834862

Edition: 2011

Authors: Stanley R. Riggs, Dorothea V. Ames, Stephen J. Culver, David Mallinson

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/5/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Dorothea V. Ames is a research instructor in geology at East Carolina University.


Why is there a Coastal Conflict?
North Carolina's Coastal System
Regional Setting
The Modern Coastal System
The Ice Ages and Postglacial Sea-Level Rise
A Time of Climate Change and Sea-Level Fluctuation
Sea-Level Rise in North Carolina
Storms and Coastal Systems
History of North Carolina Storms
Tropical Cyclones and Extratropical Nor'easters
Effects of Storms on Coastal Dynamics
The Modern Ocean Shoreline System
Types of North Carolina Beaches
Sediment Supply for Coastal Beaches
Simple Barrier Islands-Inlet and Overwash Dynamics
Complex Barrier Islands-Accreting Beach Ridges and Dune Fields
Perched Headland Beaches-Erosional Scarped Uplands
Formation of the Modern Coastal System
Regional Differences
Evolution of the Northern Coastal Zone
Evolution of the Southern Coastal Zone
What is at Risk?
Human Modification of Barrier Island Dynamics
Roads and Bridges
Beach and Inlet Management
Constructed Barrier Dune-Ridges
Shoreline Hardening
Sandbag Hardening
Beach Nourishment
Inlet Openings and Closings
Urban Development and Relocation
Adaptation to Coastal Change
The Questions We Face
Vision for the Future
"A String of Pearls": North Carolina's Sparsely Developed Barriers
"Islands of Opportunity": North Carolina's Developed Barriers
"Land of Water": A Coastal Trail Program for North Carolina
Concluding Thoughts
Figure Credits
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