Although a minor consideration in the context of the broader PCCS study objectives, recovery of these historical survey points furthers an understanding of coastal landform change and sediment movement that can be used to implement management and policy decisions dealing with the implications of climate change and sea level rise along a dynamic region of the Atlantic coast.
Marindin's late 19th century survey of the outer shore of Cape Cod provides a unique opportunity to analyze and quantify sediment movement and changes to coastal landforms that have occurred along this dynamic shoreline over a 120+ year period.
As shown on Figure 13, a typical Cross Section drawn by Marindin on Coast Survey Field sheet H-1817, information compiled in the tables can be plotted to depict section views of coastal landforms (exaggerated vertically).
In 2007, the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies embarked on an ambitious survey to reproduce Marindin's work and accurately quantify the changes to coastal landforms and sediment volumes over a 120 year period.
Conducted three weeks after the storm, this field investigation documents the effects of Hurricane Ike on Texas coastal landforms
, buildings, shoreline structures, infrastructure, and marinas.
Two expert authors introduce readers to the processes at work on the coast, to coastal landforms
, and to ecological trends, and then provide an almost mile-by-mile guide to sites along the coastline.
However, coastal landforms on the slopes of the drumlins and proglacial deposits in the inter-drumlin depressions as indicators of the distribution and water level of the proglacial lake, have so far been poorly investigated (Pirrus & Rouk 1979; Pirrus 1983).
For this purpose glaciolacustrine sediments from a number of successively isolated small inter-drumlin lake basins were studied and coastal landforms were mapped.
Correlation of coastal landforms formed during the Pandivere-Neva (proglacial lake at stage A,) and Palivere stades (proglacial lake at stage AZ) in western Estonia and in the basins of lakes Peipsi and Vortsjarv in eastern Estonia (Vassiljev et al.
A GIS database of previously studied coastal landforms was compiled prior to fieldwork and later complemented with new original data.
Bird, ECF 1964, Coastal landforms
, Australian National University, Canberra.
and topography can magnify storm surge; water tends to mount up inside bays and estuaries.