Inlet Processes, Massachusetts
Shoreline changes of Nauset Spit from 1938 to 1982 as determined from vertical aerial photographs. Note that the amount of
shoreline recession during this period increased in a southerly direction along the spit.
Numerical model results depicting the evolution of tidal exchange between Pleasant Bay and the ocean from 1936 to 1986: A.
tide in Pleasant Bay/Chatham Harbor, and B. tidal elevation differences across the barrier (redrawn from FRIEDRICHS et al.,
Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 36, 2002