Impact details: coastal erosion

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Rodriguez, R., Webb, R., & Bush, D. (1994). Another look at the impact of Hurricane Hugo on the shelf and coastal resources of Puerto Rico, USA. Journal of Coastal Research, 278-296. Central America / Caribbean: Puerto Rico In the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo (1989), cores and aerial photographs revealed that at least 100,000 m3 of sand was removed from the Escollo de Arenas, a large offshore sand deposit (90 x 106 m3 ). The berms of the beaches along the eastern and northern coast of Puerto Rico were severely eroded.
Follow-up profiling shows that Hugo provided only a minor perturbation in the seasonal cycle of beach changes at most sites. In areas where a large volume of sand was deposited inland or below the seasonal wave base, the recovery has been slow.

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