Conceptual diagram illustrating the effects of sea-level rise and storm surges on barrier islands. When sea-level rise combines with strong storms, barrier islands experience high storm surges, which increases the effects of flooding and erosion.

Sea-level Rise and Storm Surges on Barrier Islands

Conceptual diagram illustrating the effects of sea-level rise and storm surges on barrier islands. When sea-level rise combines with strong storms, barrier islands experience high storm surges, which increases the effects of flooding and erosion.

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Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-12-08
AlbumHuman > Climate Change
TypeGraphic
Project(s)Assateague Island National Seashore Climate Change
Dimensions4193 x 1838
Filesize556 kB
Number of Downloads118
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)