Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise:
A Preliminary Database for the U.S. Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico Coasts
U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series - 68

Figure 2. Rodanthe, North Carolina, during the "Halloween Storm" of 1991. The low coastal slope, barrier island geomorphology, small tidal range, and large waves make this high vulnerability area particularly susceptible to flooding and overwash. (Photo courtesy of H.C. Miller, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.)



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