A natural geomorphological function of this mid-Atlantic barrier island is westward migration. On the northern end of Assateague Island, these ocean sand dunes are moving and encroaching on the edge of woodlands as part of the rollover process.

Sand dunes encroach upon forest and shrub zone

A natural geomorphological function of this mid-Atlantic barrier island is westward migration. On the northern end of Assateague Island, these ocean sand dunes are moving and encroaching on the edge of woodlands as part of the rollover process.

geomorphology overwash Maryland

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-06-29
AlbumProcesses > Physical
TypePhoto
Project(s)Assateague Island National Seashore Climate Change
Dimensions1280 x 853
Filesize1 MB
Number of Downloads87
Filetype(s) JPG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)