SEASONAL CHANGES IN BEACHES OP THE NORTH ATLANTIC COAST OF THE UNITED STATES

John M. Darling

Abstract


Seasonal changes of eight Atlantic Ocean beaches along the East Coast of the United States from southern New Jersey to Rhode Island have been under study since September 1962. These beaches are surveyed at frequent intervals repeating profile lines perpendicular to the shoreline, spaced to indicate any major changes occurring to the beach shape or dimensions with as much assurance as is reasonably possible. Correlation of changes in beach profile with tide and wave data is being made. Changes in the beach profiles to date indicate variations on a seasonal basis.

Keywords


seasonal beach; shoreline change; shore profile

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