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Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms

arrier Island Elevations Relevant to Potential Storm Impacts: 2. South Atlantic

USGS Open File Report 02-288

by: Nicole A. Elko, Asbury H. Sallenger, Jr., Kristy Guy, Hilary F. Stockdon, and Karen L. M. Morgan

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USGS Open File Report 02-288
"Barrier Island Elevations Relevant to Potential Storm Impacts: 2. South Atlantic" is a 3-page summary of the elevations along the U.S. South Atlantic Coast. Dune height has been found to be a factor determining the severity of the impacts of major storms and can be used to indicate the potential vulnerability to barrier islands from such storms.

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