Coastal Geography of New Jersey and New York. By: Sarah Aimone & Lori Czaplinski. THE JERSEY COAST 130 miles of open ocean coastline 1792 miles of tidally affected land 60% of shoreline is Barrier islands 70% of states population lives within coastal counties. Major Bays and Rivers
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By: Sarah Aimone
& Lori Czaplinski
Long Beach Island, Brigantine Island, Absecon Island, Peck Beach Island, Ludlam Beach Island, Little Beach Island, Seven Mile Beach Island, Five Mile Beach Island.
Barnegat Bay Peninsula
Sandy Hook Peninsula
largest beach fill project in world
(in terms of volume)
0.69 ft – 5.61 ft
1.06ft- 6.25 ft
New York125 miles of open ocean coastline>5,000 miles of shoreline, including the Great Lakes1,850 miles of tidally affected land70% of the state’s population lives within coastal counties (13,800,000)
Long Beach Island:-10 ¼ miles of ocean beach-extensive salt water marsh-important rest stop for migratory waterfowlJones Beach Island:-19 miles of ocean front-1000 acres of wetlands-state parks used for recreationFire Island:-largest in the chain; 32 miles of ocean beach-30% marsh-Fire Island National Seashore-Moriches flatsUnnamed Island:-19 ¾ miles ocean front-connected to LI Peninsula until a hurricane in 1938 opened up Shinnecock Inlet
New York Bight-great expanse of shallow ocean between Long Island and the New Jersey Coast-Longshore transport of sand by wave action from the southeast, ultimately from prevailing wind zones and storm events in the tropics and the South Atlantic region. Hurricanes during the summer and nor'easters during the winter are responsible for intense periods of sediment transport and beach erosion and accumulation.