Figure 4-1a

Sidescan-sonar image of the shoreface and inner shelf off Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, showing distinct seafloor features that have been used to document sand transport offshore several kilometers from the beach (modified after Thieler et al., 1998).

(Plate 7). Continuation of studies with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other federal and state agencies concerning the distribution, magnitude, and timing of coastal and nearshore hazards (Fig. 4-2) could lead to the development of a comprehensive atlas that not only identifies coastal hazards on a national scale but also provides analyses of their magnitudes and recurrence intervals. Creation of this compilation should be thoroughly integrated among the three centers and in the short term should help in developing procedures for standardization of formats that will be so crucial in meeting



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