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Hurricane Sandy Response - Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment

Introduction

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A quantitative understanding of long- and short-term physical changes along wetland coastlines is required to support assessments of ecological and societal vulnerabilities to environmental change. The Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment project will integrate a wetland assessment with existing coastal-change hazard assessments for the adjacent dunes and beaches, and will focus, initially, on Assateague Island, Maryland, to create a more comprehensive coastal vulnerability assessment. Read more in the Project Overview.

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