Backbarrier beaches on a developed shoreline

Karl F. Nordstrom, Nancy L. Jackson, Kathleen A. Jagger, James R. Allen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to identify the nature and magnitude of alterations to backbarrier environments on Island Beach Spit, NJ. This location was selected because it has different levels of human development on a short length of shoreline. Aerial photographs, at a scale of 1:9600, from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection were examined to identify changes in shoreline configuration and land use over a 30 year period, from 1952 to 1982. This provided an historical assessment of shoreline change from human modification. The focus is on the management implications that are specific to backbarrier beaches, but some information from the previous studies will be used to provide additional perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoastal Zone 89 Proc Sixth Symp Coastal Ocean Manage Coastal Zone 89
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages23-32
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)087262708X
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventCoastal Zone '89: Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management - Charleston, SC, USA
Duration: Jul 11 1989Jul 14 1989

Publication series

NameCoastal Zone 89 Proc Sixth Symp Coastal Ocean Manage Coastal Zone 89

Other

OtherCoastal Zone '89: Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management
CityCharleston, SC, USA
Period7/11/897/14/89

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Backbarrier beaches on a developed shoreline'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this