Environment | Science

After Sandy, Scientists Track Displaced Sand To Measure Barrier Island Damage

NPR | Jan. 29, 2013 1:35 p.m.

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Christopher Joyce

Superstorm Sandy pushed the Atlantic Ocean right over New York’s barrier islands like a daylong tsunami. Communities along Long Island were devastated but are rebuilding. But scientists say there are more Sandy’s in the future. A team of oceanographers is now trying to understand what Sandy did to the natural barriers. Their findings could determine whether billions of dollars to rebuild is well-spent or wasted.

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