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Barrier Island Evolution

Research - Applied Research

Berm length over time, showing the degradation of the Chandeleur Island's northern sand berm
Berm length over time, showing the degradation of the Chandeleur Island's northern sand berm (Plant and Guy, 2013).

The applications of our research can be generalized to production of a variety of assessments that include explanations of what happened in the past, status updates of the current environment, updated vulnerability assessments, and predicted scenarios for the future. These assessments can include depiction of trends (the past points to the future), updated observations (topography/bathymetry), and predicted sensitivity of barrier island evolution to possible climatologies and restoration plans.

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Chandeleur Island

Mississippi-Alabama-Florida barriers

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