Friday, October 17, 2008
Revere Beach is a large swash-aligned barrier - sort of the northern counterpart of Nantasket on the south side of Boston Harbor. This place must be crawling in the summertime when Boston takes to the water to avoid the mugginess. This beach has been nourished in the past and I believe is in the midst of planning for more - but I don't have a good sense of the geologic factors influencing it's stability. There is an inlet at the north end that probably complicates the sediment budget.
I was struck by how low the area behind the barrier appeared - speaks to the vulnerability of these area during big storms and rapid anthropogenically-induced marine transgressions.