Framework Geology and Coastal Management’s Role in Morphologic Evolution for Long Island Barriers
Long Island is an example an Atlantic Barrier Island chain. It was formed from the influence of both framework geology as well as coastal management decisions. Framework geology refers to initial conditions that determine the shoreline’s shape, elevation, and composition (Grossman et al. 2018, 2018). The management of the coast is about the effects that human activities such as the beach reces, have had on the present configurations of Long Island’s barrier structures. plenishment that can affect the evolution and appearance of the shoreline. Long Island’s framework geology includes glacial deposits that form the base of Long Island’s beach. Glacial deposits are the basis for barrier islands as well as providing the sediment resources necessary to maintain the island (Grossman, 2017). Long Island’s barriers have evolved because of coastal management decisions like beach replenishment, and stabilization by dune. These actions can both help maintain and protect the beach from erosion as well as act as a buffer to sea rise and storm surge. Cont..