Long Island’s Dynamic South Shore (2012 Reprint)
Coastal Processes & Hazards - News

Stony Brook, NY, September 5, 2012 - New York Sea Grant's popular publication Long Island's Dynamic South Shore: A Primer on the Forces and Trends Shaping Our Coast (pdf) has been revised and reprinted. Authored by Sea Grant's coastal processes specialist Jay Tanski, this 28-page illustrated booklet provides an overview of what we know about coastal processes and erosion on Long Island's south shore, based on the best available scientific information. It includes a description of physical characteristics, geology, use and development of the 120-mile coast stretching between Coney Island and Montauk.

How the shoreline has changes day to day, year to year and over thousands of years and the forces responsible for those changes are explored. Topics such barrier island migration, sea level rise (past present and future), the effects of storms, the impact of human activities on the shore are also covered.

Information is presented in an easy to understand format using 31 illustrations that will familiarize the reader with shoreline behavior and technical issues associated with erosion and erosion management on Long Island's south shore.
Free print copies of Long Island's Dynamic South Shore: A Primer on the Forces and Trends Shaping Our Coast for classroom use can be obtained by contacting the New York Sea Grant Extension Program at:

New York Sea Grant Extension Program
146 Suffolk Hall
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5002
Phone: 631.632.8730
e-mail: Karen Palmeri, kmp27@cornell.edu
This booklet was revised and reprinted with funding from Save Our Seashore, Inc.

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This network also includes a National Sea Grant Law Center and National Sea Grant Library. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971. For updates on New York Sea Grant activities, www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube links. NYSG also offers a free e-list sign-up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for NY Coastlines, its flagship publication, and Currents, its e-newsletter supplement, each distributed 3-4 times a year.

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