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Coastal pocosins respond to hurricanes and fire

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:50 -- stevenorman
North Carolina coastal tree mortality associated with 2011 Hurricane Irene Dare County, NC ForWarn EFETAC

Coastal forests and shrublands can be vulnerable to climate-associated disturbances such as the strong winds and storm surges associated with hurricanes. Because of its extension into the Atlantic, eastern North Carolina is especially vulnerable to such storms, having been hit by several hurricanes during the MODIS period of record (i.e., since 2000). In 2014, Hurricane Arthur struck causing relatively minor damage to forests compared to two earlier events, namely 2003's Hurricane Isabel and 2011's Hurricane Irene.

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