COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Long-Buried New Jersey Seawall Spared Coastal Homes From Hurricane Sandy's Wrath
Description: A long-forgotten, 4,134-feet-long seawall buried beneath the beach helped Bay Head weather Sandy's record storm surges and large waves. The stone structure dates to 1882. Its reappearance in 2012 surprised many area residents, underscoring the difficulties transient communities have in planning for future threats along their shores. This finding should have major implications for coastal planning, as sea level rises and storms increase in intensity in response to global warming. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 7/16/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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