- New Jersey Coastal Quiz Answers
- b. However, you would have to swim part of
the way across inlets like Barnegat.
- e. Any of these sediments
can be found at a beach, and depending on wave energy, can be
the predominant material.
- b, again. This is the depth at which waves
still move considerable amounts of sand, especially during storms.
- b. Barrier
beaches are built up by wave and wind action and are prone
to flooding during storms.
- b. Remember the geologist's
definition of a beach is from the crest of the dunes to waters
about 30 feet deep. This is the area of most movement of materials.
- b. We get many more Nor'easters
South of Cape Hatteras, NC you begin to get damage from more
frequent hurricane hits.
- b. Since barrier
beaches and coastal areas are only a few feet above sea level,
a storm surge of 5 to 15 feet can do tremendous damage.
- b, too. Look at any map of New Jersey and
color in the narrow strip of sand that makes up spits like Sandy
Hook and islands like Long Beach Island, and you will see how
small an area our beaches
- b. 20%! Many people want to live at the shore
and many people are willing to pay any price to live there.
- b, the "Shore"
or sometimes the "Jersey Shore".