ROBERT DOLAN, PAUL GODFREY; Effects of Hurricane Ginger on the Barrier Islands of North Carolina. GSA Bulletin ; 84 (4): 1329–1334. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0016-7606(1973)84<1329:EOHGOT>2.0.CO;2
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The two barrier-island systems of North Carolina responded to the storm waves and surges of Hurricane Ginger in a strikingly different manner. Within the northern sector, which has been stabilized by man, erosion and dune recession were extensive. In the southern sector, as yet relatively unmodified, overwash and associated deposition were the dominant processes. This difference offers important geologic, ecologic, and land management implications.