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Coastal Geomorphology of the Maryland and Delaware Barrier Islands: Assateague Island, Maryland to Broadkill Beach, Delaware, July 15 - 16, 1989, Volume T217

Coastal Geomorphology of the Maryland and Delaware Barrier Islands: Assateague Island, Maryland to Broadkill Beach, Delaware, July 15 - 16, 1989, Volume T217

Stephen Leatherman, Evelyn Maurmeyer

ISBN: 978-1-118-66989-1 March 2013 American Geophysical Union 10 Pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 217.

The Maryland-Delaware coast (Figure 1) is located on the Delmarva Peninsula, part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain of eastern North America. The emerged portion of the Coastal Plain province is formed of Cretaceous and Tertiary clastic sediments, overlain by a thin veneer of Quaternary deposits. Holocene coastal environments in this area include barrier islands, coastal sand dunes, overwash flats, coastal bays (lagoons), fringing and backbarrier marshes (wetlands), tidal inlets, headland beaches, prograding spits, and intertidal flats. Pre-Holocene examples of similar coastal deposits are also represented in inland areas.