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Geologic and Morphologic Evolution of Coastal Margins

Overview

primary agents of coastal change and role of geology
The Geologic and Morphologic Evolution of Coastal Margins (GeoEvo) Project seeks to understand the historic (years to decades) and geologic (decades to millennia) evolution of coastal systems. Investigations utilize a combination of geophysics, sediment sampling, and chronology techniques to characterize the regional geomorphologic response of coastal systems to environmental changes. Understanding how and why coasts have changed in the past can provide insight into modern coastal behavior, future coastal evolution, the extent and quality of sediment resources, and spatial variability in the resilience of coastal ecosystems, all of which inform coastal resource management.

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