Shoreline survey ; Great Peconic, Little Peconic, Gardiners, and Napeague Bays
Marine Sciences Research Center
Eisel, M. T.
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SubjectMarine Sciences.; Atmospheric Sciences.; Shorelines -- New York (State) -- Long Island.; Coast changes -- New York (State) -- Long Island.; Beach erosion -- New York (State) -- Long Island.; Nassau-Suffolk Regional Planning Board.
from the abstract, "The beaches and bluffs along Great Peconic, Little Peconic, Gardiners and Napeague Bays have attained their present form through a long erosional history. Changes in shoreline configuration have been determined by comparing nautical charts from the mid-1800's with those of today. This comparison has shown significant land loss especially for those areas east of Shelter Island. These areas, unprotected by a land mass in the path of wind and waves, receive the full impact of these erosional forces. A field survey of the shore area within the eastern forks of Long Island was completed in the fall of 1973. Particular attention was given to the natural earth processes (slides, subsidence and rain run-off) and their effect on shoreline characteristics as well as the influence of storms, wind and waves. Information pertaining to storms, ownership and population statistics have been updated through 1976. This preliminary study is intended to provide a data base for future investigations in this area. . ."
iv, 38 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Bibliography.