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James Petersen
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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Using Google Earth, examine the barrier islands north and south of the Maryland coast (38.325°N, 75.090°W). What is the main direction of sediment transport along the shore and what evidence do you see to support your answer? Why do you think the island to the south is displaced landward of the more developed island to the north?

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The main direction of sediment transport along the shore and the evidence that can be seen to support the answer. Also, describe the reason why the island to the south is displaced landward of the more developed island to the north using Google Earth.

Explanation

The main direction for the transportation of sediment is from North to South. It is evidenced by the accretion that occurs along the north jetty and erosion along the south jetty. Jetties can be defined as the paired structures that are...

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