Aerial photo of Parramore Island, Virginia.

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Figure 4. Aerial photo of Parramore Island, Virginia. The central portion of this island appears to be a transgressive barrier; less than 200 m wide with few dunes, this area experiences overwash frequently. This image was taken 1 day after slow-moving tropical storm Ida set up several days of extraordinarily high tides. In addition to the fresh washover fans of sand lapping onto the mucky peats of the lagoon, note the two sets of large offshore bars (lines of breaking waves), developed during the storm by sediment moved offshore from the beach. North is to the upper right corner. (photo taken November 15, 2009, obtained at Google Earth, UTM 18S 440300 E, 4157347 N).

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