A Coast for All Seasons: A Naturalist's Guide to the Coast of South Carolina
Illustrations, photographs and satellite imagery enhance a narrative that presents hard science and makes it accessible and very human. This is a book that investigates the changing face of the coastline through erosion, hurricanes and climate change. This is a book that matters.
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COASTAL PROCESSES AND LAND FORMS
MAJOR LANDFORMS OF THE COAST 43 The Georgia Bight 43 Barrier Islands 44 Introduction 44 Types of Barrier Islands 44 Origin of Barrier Is...
Major Causes of Beach Erosion 82 Introduction 82 Deficits in Sand Supply 82 Sealevel Rise 87 Methods Commonly Used to Prevent Beach Erosion ...
THE GRAND STRAND 135 Introduction 135 Coastal Geology 135 The Great Beach Nourishment Debate 137 The Good 138 The Bad 139 The Ugl...
ACE Basin antidunes arrow backbarrier barrier islands beach erosion beach face beach nourishment beach ridges birds burrows coastal plain rivers coastline currents delta plain depositional discussion dominated downdrift drive dunes ebb-tidal delta Edisto Inlet entrance eroded erosional estuary feet flow Folly Island foredunes freshwater Georgia Bight groins Hayes Hilton Head Hunting Island hurricane Hugo intertidal bar Isle of Palms jetties Kana Kiawah Island landward landward-migrating located low tide major migrating miles morphology Myrtle Beach northeast nourishment projects occur offshore photograph in Figure Photograph taken piedmont plantation Pleistocene ponds Port Royal Sound prograding prograding barrier islands road salt marsh sand Santee River sea level Seabrook Island seaward sediment sediment transport shoal shore shoreline shown in Figure side South Carolina coast southwest Spartina storm surge swamp tidal channels tidal flats tidal inlets tidal range typically upper waves Wildlife wind Winyah Bay yards zone