We are renovating the public areas and restaurant to make it look better and provide a better guest experience.During this time there may be minimal disruptions to your stay and therefore we apologise for any inconvenience caused.However, uncertainty remains if periods of increased storminess and/or hurricane landfalls for the exposed Cape Cod spit during the Holocene (Mann et al., 2009; Toomey et al., 2013) were of sufficient magnitude to disturb this forest ecosystem and reactivated dunes. Located in the town centre, Pontefract Museum offers a warm and friendly welcome.A choice of seasonal menus are complimented by fine wines.
Activation of this dune system reflects fundamental sedimentologic controls on sand availability and supply and the persistence of wind speeds that surpass a threshold (5 m/s) for particle entrainment (Fryberger and Dean, 1979; Pye and Tsoar, 1990, pp. The availability of sand for eolian transport is often mediated by the type and extent of vegetation cover on dunes, and may be further controlled by moisture availability, edaphic associations (cf. 600-year sedimentary archive of hurricane strikes in a prograding beach ridge plain, southwestern Louisiana.
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The eolian sand depositional record for a dune field within Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts is posit as a sensitive indicator of environmental disturbances in the late Holocene from a combination of factors such as hurricane/storm and forest fire occurrence, and anthropogenic activity. doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.20 Cross Ref Full Text | Google Scholar Wintle, A.
Despite these wet conditions parabolic dunes on the outer-most coast of Cape Cod are currently active and have average migration rates between 2.1 and 3.4 m/year for the 20th and 21st century (Forman et al., 2008).
The avalanche slopes of these actively migrating dunes are burying an adjacent forest of pitch pine and oak; an observation also made by naturalist Henry David Thoreau in 1849 (Thoreau, 2004, p. The current migration of dunes on Cape Cod is inferred to reflect a legacy of landscape disturbance, specifically forest clear-cutting, grazing and agricultural practices, associated with European settlement starting in the early 17th century and continuing into the 20th century (Mc Caffrey and Leatherman, 1979; Stilgoe, 1981; Rubertone, 1985; Motzkin et al., 2002; Eberhardt et al., 2003; Forman et al., 2008).