Accession Number:

ADA482896

Title:

Regional Sediment Budget for Fire Island to Montauk Point, New York, USA

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The 133-km barrier island chain extending east from Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point, New York, provides an excellent setting for evaluating sand management practices which have had a significant impact on the local order of 1-2 km and regional 133-km sediment budget. Through the development of a regional sediment budget representative of 1979 to 1995, sediment transport pathways and magnitudes are estimated. Evaluation of the sediment budget in context with sand management during this period highlights those practices that have been influential in the evolution of the barrier island and inlet system.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE