Defense Date

2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Mathematical Sciences

First Advisor

David Chan

Second Advisor

Reed Ogrosky

Third Advisor

Julie Zinnert

Abstract

Barrier islands play a significant role in protecting coastlines and harboring coastal habitats. In an effort to study and better understand the evolution of barrier island systems, a cellular model capturing various meteorological and environmental processes is proposed. Erosion due to wind, gravity, and marine processes are coupled with plant population effects. We demonstrate the inhibition of plant cover on sediment mobility, island migration, and erosion in the presence of sea level rise.

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© Eric Schoen

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-11-2021

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