Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Development and Application of an Empirical Dune Growth Model for Evaluating Barrier Island Recovery from Storms

Dec 1, 2020

Author(s): P. Soupy Dalyander; Rangley C. Mickey; Davina L. Passeri; and Nathaniel G. Plant

Coastal zone managers require models that predict barrier island change on decadal time scales to estimate coastal vulnerability, and plan habitat restoration and coastal protection projects. To meet these needs, methods must be available for predicting dune recovery as well as dune erosion. In the present study, an empirical dune growth model (EDGR) was developed to predict the evolution of the primary foredune of a barrier island. Full article here.