A Review of Sediment Budget Estimations at Fire Island National Seashore, New York

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Technical Report

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This report presents a review of the existing body of scientific literature, as it pertains to issues relevant to coastal sediment budgets, both at Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS) and in general, in order to provide the National Park Service (NPS) with the information they need to best manage park resources at FIIS. The review outlines the state of knowledge on processes of sediment transport, and addresses the relationship of the nearshore with the shoreface and beach. Few studies of sediment budget processes exist for Fire Island and the south shore of Long Island, and as such, this review includes the current knowledge base of studies conducted worldwide.

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Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR—2008/114, National Park Service, Boston, MA, 40 p.