Modern Analogs: Barrier Islands of the Atlantic Seaboard

Figure 24:  Longshore transport constructs a series of beach faces, the youngest lapping over the previously deposited beach.  See Figures 9 and 12.


Figure 25: Spit builds toward mainland off the end of barrier island. See Figures 17 and 18.





Figure 26: Satellite photo of North Carolina’s outer banks, modern analogs of the Oak Openings barrier island and the Secor Metropark recurved spit.




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