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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1130/2009.2460(05)
... As a result of the natural setting plus poor development and management decisions, the town of North Topsail Beach on Topsail Island, North Carolina, is the state's most vulnerable barrier-island community. It is our view that this very narrow, low, and duneless island community is the most...
Journal Article
Published: 01 November 1987
Environmental and Engineering Geoscience (1987) xxiv (4): 469-488.
... of mobile sand. The interaction of man within North Carolina's coastal region has produced a serious threat to development, the effects of which may not be apparent for several decades.Natural southerly migration of New Topsail Inlet since 1971 has resulted in updrift shoreline recession and consequent loss...
Journal Article
Published: 01 November 2001
Journal of Sedimentary Research (2001) 71 (6): 958-970.
...E. Robert Thieler; Orrin H. Pilkey, Jr.; William J. Cleary; William C. Schwab AbstractThe geologic framework and surficial morphology of the shoreface and inner continental shelf off the Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, barrier island were mapped using high-resolution sidescan-sonar...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2009
... paper about some European problem beaches (Cooper, Anfuso, and Del Rio). The papers are arranged in a north to south Atlantic coast direction and east to west on the Gulf Coast. Some of these papers are concerned with long-range problems, such as the case study of Camp Ellis, Maine, where the cost...
Series: GSA Reviews in Engineering Geology
Published: 01 January 2014
DOI: 10.1130/2014.4122(17)
EISBN: 9780813758220
..., meters, NGVD29. Figure 2. Location map of Onslow Beach, North Carolina. VA—Virginia; NC—North Carolina; SC—South Carolina; GA—Georgia. (A) Typical beach topography, with low-lying or absent dunes and significant overwash fans, along southern Onslow Beach; (B) typical beach topography, with high...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 March 2000
Environmental Geosciences (2000) 7 (1): 13-22.
...) , such as those specified under the North Carolina Coastal Area Management Act: ocean erodible areas, high hazard flood areas, inlet hazard areas, unvegetated beach areas, and estuarine shorelines ( Owens, 1994 ). Such AEC definitions may include multiple hazard areas, including erosion, but some...
Series: SEPM Special Publication
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.2110/pec.07.88.0287
EISBN: 9781565762909
... at beaches in the vicinity of Wilmington, North Carolina (Topsail Island and Kure Beach as well as resampling at Oak Island). Based on the additional specimens, DF for the Carolinian Province was recalculated at 2.0%. This minimum in drilling in the Carolinian Province is a result divergent from that for any...
Journal Article
Published: 05 September 2003
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (2003) 40 (8): 1053-1070.
... different dynamical responses of the two ice dispersal centres feeding the ice margin, The Topsails in the north and the Long Range Mountains in the south, or a combination of local factors, such as sediment supply and accumulation, bedrock topography, or relative water depth, influencing ice-marginal...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2001.185.01.12
EISBN: 9781862394339
... some of the earliest mining initiatives in North America. Most exploration has occurred in the central part of the Island, resulting in the discovery of a major Cu–Pb–Zn deposit at Buchans that was mined between 1906 and 1984, and the copper deposits around Notre Dame Bay resulting in the mines at Tilt...
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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 November 2013
GSA Bulletin (2013) 125 (11-12): 1930-1942.
... on the Silurian rocks and the Red Beach granite (ca. 400 Ma; Amos, 1963 ). It is dominated by nonmarine red bed and conglomerate deposits, but it includes a few interlayered basalt flows. These basalts generally contain phenocrysts of clinopyroxene or plagioclase and more iron oxides and quartz than the Silurian...
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Journal Article
Published: 21 April 2004
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (2004) 41 (4): 431-455.
... forms a north-northwest-trending, elliptical mass about 20 km long by 10 km wide, consists mainly of mesocratic to melanocratic garnet amphibolite gneiss, with minor amounts of sillimanite and garnet-bearing pelitic gneiss, and leucocratic garnet-bearing granite gneiss. One boudined layer of marble...
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