Conceptual diagram illustrating saltwater intrusion on barrier islands due to climate change. As sea-level rises, ocean saltwater travels underground until it reaches the fresh groundwater in the mixing zone.

Saltwater Intrusion on Barrier Islands

Conceptual diagram illustrating saltwater intrusion on barrier islands due to climate change. As sea-level rises, ocean saltwater travels underground until it reaches the fresh groundwater in the mixing zone.

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Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-12-21
AlbumHuman > Climate Change
TypeGraphic
Project(s)Assateague Island National Seashore Climate Change
Dimensions4192 x 2238
Filesize1 MB
Number of Downloads122
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)