Environmental Management

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 331–338

Vegetation changes along the United States east coast following the great storm of march 1962

Authors

  • P. Michael Schroeder
    • Ketron, Inc.
  • Bruce Hayden
    • Department of Environmental SciencesUniversity of Virginia
  • Robert Dolan
    • Department of Environmental SciencesUniversity of Virginia
Research

DOI: 10.1007/BF01867440

Cite this article as:
Schroeder, P.M., Hayden, B. & Dolan, R. Environmental Management (1979) 3: 331. doi:10.1007/BF01867440

Abstract

Regional-scale vegetation changes on Assateague Island following overwash from the Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 were investigated using historical aerial photography. Grasses and dunes were more abundant in 1974 in areas that were overwashed, whereas areas that were not overwashed have been more extensively colonized by shrubs. The increase in shrubs on Assateague Island is attributed to the absence of a subsequent storm overwash.

Key words

Coastal StormsVegetation ChangesRemote SensingOverwashGeomorphologySuccessionCoastal Zone ManagementAssateague Island

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979