Spectral analysis of the 1962 great Atlantic coast storm penetration (overwash) along the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Fenwick Island, Maryland, reveals along-the-coast periodicities ranging in wavelength from 14 km to 15 km. Periodicities with similar wavelengths exist in long-term mean rates of change of the shoreline and storm-surge penetration line. This suggests the location and magnitude of storm deposits and storm hazards along the Atlantic coast are systematically distributed.

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