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Main Title Potential impacts of sea level rise on the beach at Ocean City, Maryland /
Author Titus, James G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Leatherman, Stephen P.
Everts, Craig H.
Kriebel, David L.
Dean, Robert G.
Titus, James G.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy Planning and Evaluation,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA 230-10-85-013
Stock Number PB88-145222
OCLC Number 12908905
Subjects Beach erosion--Maryland--Ocean City ; Beaches--Maryland--Ocean City ; Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric ; Sea level--Maryland--Ocean City
Additional Subjects Beaches--Maryland--Ocean City ; Sea level--Maryland--Ocean City ; Beach erosion--Maryland--Ocean City ; Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric ; Shores ; Dunes ; Coastal topographic features ; Maryland ; Shore protection ; Sands ; Storms ; Ocean City(Maryland)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 230/10-85-013 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/29/1995
EJBD  EPA 230-10-85-013 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/12/2016
EJDD  MD 00428 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-10-85-013 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 230-10-85-013 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/13/2012
NTIS  PB88-145222 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
In the study, three independent teams of coastal researchers estimate future erosion at Ocean City through the year 2075. With accelerated sea level rise, beaches may erode up to an average of 813 feet by 2075, requiring as much as 40 million cubic yards of sand along the 8 mile coastline to maintain the current beach. As beaches and dunes erode, already vulnerable development will become even more susceptible to storm damages. Storm surges will have a higher base to build upon, so the remaining, previously impervious dunes will be overtopped more easily. Because the historical rate of erosion has not been realized since 1960, beach profiles have steepened beyond the equilibrium slope. The next major storm could cause the equivalent of 30 or more years worth of long term erosion. The report concludes that shore protection strategies should shift from groins to beach nourishment because the latter protects against erosion due to alongshore transport and sea level rise, while the former only protects against alongshore transport.
"October 1985"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.