East Ship Island Evolution, Morphology, and Hurricane Response -- 1994 to 2001

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East Ship Island is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Mississippi; it is the eastern portion of the original Ship Island that was separated into East and West Ship Islands during Hurricane Camille. Hurricane Georges, a category 2 hurricane, passed just east of the island in late September 1998. This report has combined newly gathered data including LIDAR, Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys, and cross-shore profiles with existing data sources such as aerial photography, sediment cores, and bathymetry to describe island change in the period preceding Hurricane Georges, change caused by the hurricane, and change that occurred during recovery from the hurricane.

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  • critical issues, database publication, coasts, weather hazards, mississippi