Shoreline Forms and Shoreline Dynamics

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Science  01 Jul 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4298, pp. 49-51
DOI: 10.1126/science.197.4298.49


Atlantic coast barrier-island shorelines are sinuous in plan view, with curvatures ranging in size from cusps to capes. The orientation of shoreline segments within the larger of these sinuous features (10 to 15 kilometers between apexes) is significantly related to shoreline dynamics.