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ESurf | Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 431–450, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-431-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 431–450, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-431-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 01 Jun 2018

Research article | 01 Jun 2018

Statistical modeling of the long-range-dependent structure of barrier island framework geology and surface geomorphology

Bradley A. Weymer et al.
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This research presents a new method for quantifying the geologic controls on modern barrier island evolution. We used statistical time series analysis to evaluate the scale-dependent vs. scale-independent behavior of a barrier island in southern Texas, USA. By integrating subsurface geophysical with surface geomorphological measurements, we show that the island exhibits both free and forced evolutionary behavior that has important implications for how the island may respond to rising sea levels.
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