USGS


Table of Contents

Foreword


A Coast is...


Introduction

Perception and Reality
People vs. Nature
The Key: Earth-Science Information


Types of Coasts


Coastal Change


Coastal Conflicts

Ocean City-An Urbanized Barrier Island
Hurricane Hugo-Storm Devastation
Isles Dernieres-Eroding Barrier Islands
Boston Harbor-Centuries of Pollution

Conclusions-Earth-Science Challenges and Opportunities

Further Reading

Federal Agencies With Regulatory or Research Responsibilities for Our Coasts

Conversion Factors

Endnotes




Maintained by J.M. Watsonhttp://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1075/contents.htmlLast updated 9.15.97