Effects of Dune Stabilization in North Carolinaby James M. McCluskey, Univ of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Geography Dep, Eau Claire, WI, USA,
Richard A. Stephenson, Univ of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Geography Dep, Eau Claire, WI, USA,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Coastal Zone '85
This study analyzes changes occurring between 1937 and 1977 in the beach/dune complex along the Outer Banks of North Carolina due to the construction of a barrier dune system. Data for this research is derived from two engineering surveys, conducted under the direction of the U. S. National Park Service. Particular emphasis is placed upon Ocracoke Island, where a stepwise multiple regression model using the volumetric changes occurring in the beach/complex as the dependent variable and changes in dune height, width of the dune field, rate coastline retreat, and rate of shoreline retreat.
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