Barrier Dune System along the Outer Banks of North Carolina: A Reappraisal

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Science  21 Apr 1972:
Vol. 176, Issue 4032, pp. 286-288
DOI: 10.1126/science.176.4032.286


Barrier dune development has been encouraged by man along the Outer Banks of North Carolina to stabilize the barrier islands. This modification of a delicately balanced natural system is leading to severe adjustments in both geological and ecological processes.