Dune topography and landscape similarity among barrier islands in different barrier island morphologic contexts

Authors: Li-Chih Hsu*, University of Kentucky
Topics: Geomorphology, Coastal and Marine
Keywords: barrier, dune, data visualization, state space, the Virginia coast
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom C, Astor, 2nd Floor
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Dune topography did not reflect the coastal contexts of wave and tidal energy in a causal relationship. There were propensities for island morphology to contribute to similarity in dunes. However, there was also evidence that the processes acting in one location on an island should not be extrapolated to neighboring islands or even to locations on the same island. Wave-dominated barrier islands may exhibit more convergence of dune topographic form. More tidally-dominated mixed energy barrier islands have greater divergence of topography.

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