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Coastal hazards

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Coastal Hazards

The work of the Marine Geology Unit includes the identification of coastal hazards and coastline changes.


The Island of the Palisadoes? (pdf)

Boulders on Caymanian shorelines


Coastal Changes on the Palisadoes (jpg)

Monitoring Coastline Change (jpg)

Hazard Maps for Coastal Communities(jpg)

Anomalous Bathymetric Features on the Island Slope of SW Jamaica:(jpg)

Storm Surge(jpg)

Big Boulders on the Beach(pdf)

Newspaper Articles

Hazards of the Jamaican Coastline

These are a series of articles published in The Gleaner on Hazards of the Jamaican Coastline contributed by the Marine Geology Unit, Department of Geography and Geology, University of the West Indies, with funding support from the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica. These articles herein are in their complete form

Beach erosion: a response to rising sea level? The Gleaner, Friday, January 27, 2006, A10-A11.(pdf)

Will sea level rise drown Jamaica? The Gleaner, Friday November 25, 2005, E5-E6.(pdf)

Mystery boulders of Galina Point. The Gleaner, Thursday, October 13, 2005. C10.(pdf)

The Great Sav submarine slide. The Gleaner, Tuesday, September 27, 2005: A5.(pdf)


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