700 yr sedimentary record of intense hurricane landfalls in southern New England

  title={700 yr sedimentary record of intense hurricane landfalls in southern New England},
  author={Jeffrey P. Donnelly and Sarah Bryant and Jessica E. Butler and Jennifer S. Dowling and Linda Fan and Neil J. Hausmann and Paige E. Newby and Bryan N. Shuman and Jennifer C. Stern and Karlyn S. Westover and Thompson Webb,},
  journal={Geological Society of America Bulletin},
Five intense (category 3 or greater) hurricanes occurring in 1635, 1638, 1815, 1869, and 1938 have made landfall on the New England coast since European settlement. Historical records indicate that four of these hurricanes (1635, 1638, 1815, and 1938) and hurricane Carol, a strong category 2 storm in 1954, produced significant storm surges (>3 m) in southern Rhode Island. Storm surges of this magnitude can overtop barrier islands, removing sediments from the beach and nearshore environment and… 

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