Smith, Kathryn E. L.

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Wetland Paleoecological Study of Coastal Louisiana: Sediment Cores and Diatom Samples Dataset

Wetland sediment data was collected from coastal Louisiana as part of a pilot study to develop a diatom-based proxy for past wetland water chemistry and the identification of sediment deposits for tropical storms. The complete dataset includes forty-six surface sediment samples and nine sediment cores. The surface sediment samples were collected in fresh to brackish marsh throughout the southwest Louisiana Chenier Plain and are located coincident with Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS). Sediment ...

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Wetland Paleoecological Study of Coastal Louisiana: Surface Sediment and Diatom Calibration Dataset

Wetland sediment data was collected from coastal Louisiana as part of a pilot study to develop a diatom-based proxy for past wetland water chemistry and the identification of sediment deposits for tropical storms. The complete dataset includes forty-six surface sediment samples and nine sediment cores. The surface sediment samples were collected in fresh to brackish marsh throughout the southwest Louisiana Chenier plain and are located coincident with Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS). Sediment ...

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Wetland Paleoecological Study of Coastal Louisiana: X-radiographs

Wetland sediment data was collected from coastal Louisiana as part of a pilot study to develop a diatom-based proxy for past wetland water chemistry and the identification of sediment deposits for tropical storms. The complete dataset includes forty-six surface sediment samples and nine sediment cores. The surface sediment samples were collected in fresh to brackish marsh throughout the southwest Louisiana Chenier plain and are located coincident with Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS). Sediment ...

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Estuarine Back-barrier Shoreline and Beach Sandline Change Model Skill and Predicted Probabilities: Event-driven backshore shoreline change

The Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment was created to calibrate and test probability models of barrier island estuarine shoreline (backshore) and beach sandline change for study areas in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. The models examined the influence of hydrologic and physical variables related to long-term and storm-derived overwash and back-barrier shoreline change. Input variables were constructed into a Bayesian Network (BN) using Netica, a computer program created by ...

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Estuarine Back-barrier Shoreline and Beach Sandline Change Model Skill and Predicted Probabilities: Event-driven beach sandline change

The Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment was created to calibrate and test probability models of barrier island estuarine shoreline (backshore) and beach sandline change for study areas in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. The models examined the influence of hydrologic and physical variables related to long-term and storm-derived overwash and back-barrier shoreline change. Input variables were constructed into a Bayesian Network (BN) using Netica, a computer program created by ...

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Estuarine Back-barrier Shoreline and Beach Sandline Change Model Skill and Predicted Probabilities: Long-term sandline change

The Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment was created to calibrate and test probability models of barrier island estuarine shoreline (backshore) and beach sandline change for study areas in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. The models examined the influence of hydrologic and physical variables related to long-term and storm-derived overwash and back-barrier shoreline change. Input variables were constructed into a Bayesian Network (BN) using Netica, a computer program created by ...

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Estuarine Back-barrier Shoreline and Sandline Change Model Skill and Predicted Probabilities: Long-term back-barrier shoreline change

The Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment was created to calibrate and test probability models of barrier island estuarine shoreline (backshore) and beach sandline change for study areas in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. The models examined the influence of hydrologic and physical variables related to long-term and storm-derived overwash and back-barrier shoreline change. Input variables were constructed into a Bayesian Network (BN) using Netica, a computer program created by ...

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Shoreline Change Rates for Barnegat and Great Bay, NJ: 1839 to 2012 (ver 1.1, December 2017)

This dataset represents shoreline change rates for the New Jersey coastline (Point Pleasant, NJ to Longport, NJ) from 1839 to 2012. Shoreline data were obtained from multiple data sources, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Datasets were compiled and analyzed using the R package Analyzing Moving Boundaries Using R (AMBUR) program. Rates of shoreline change can be used for ...

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Shorelines for Barnegat and Great Bay, NJ: 1839 to 2012 (ver 1.1, December 2017)

This data set represents vector shorelines for the New Jersey coastline (Point Pleasant, NJ to Longport, NJ) from 1839 to 2012. Data were obtained from multiple data sources, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Shorelines were obtained from the original provider and merged into a single file in order to conduct shoreline change analysis for the open-ocean and estuarine shorelines ...

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Bathymetric Grid for a Wave Exposure Model of Grand Bay, Mississippi

Coastal marshes are highly dynamic and ecologically important ecosystems that are subject to pervasive and often harmful disturbances, including shoreline erosion. Shoreline erosion can result in an overall loss of coastal marsh, particularly in estuaries with moderate- or high-wave energy. Not only can waves be important physical drivers of shoreline change they can also influence shore-proximal vertical accretion through sediment delivery. For these reasons, estimates of wave energy can provide a ...

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Modeled and Observed Weekly Mean Wave Height for Validation of a Wave Exposure Model of Grand Bay, Mississippi

Coastal marshes are highly dynamic and ecologically important ecosystems that are subject to pervasive and often harmful disturbances, including shoreline erosion. Shoreline erosion can result in an overall loss of coastal marsh, particularly in estuaries with moderate- or high-wave energy. Not only can waves be important physical drivers of shoreline change, they can also influence shore-proximal vertical accretion through sediment delivery. For these reason, estimates of wave energy can provide a ...

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Weekly Wind Speed and Frequency for a Wave Exposure Model of Grand Bay, Mississippi

Coastal marshes are highly dynamic and ecologically important ecosystems that are subject to pervasive and often harmful disturbances, including shoreline erosion. Shoreline erosion can result in an overall loss of coastal marsh, particularly in estuaries with moderate- or high-wave energy. Not only can waves be important physical drivers of shoreline change, they can also influence shore-proximal vertical accretion through sediment delivery. For these reason, estimates of wave energy can provide a ...

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Elevation data for four sites in the coastal marsh at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi, from October 2016 through October 2017

To understand sediment deposition in marsh environments, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS-SPCMSC) selected four study sites in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi (GNDNERR). Each site consisted of four plots located along a transect perpendicular to the marsh-estuary shoreline at 5-meter (m) increments (5, 10, 15, and 20 m from the shoreline). Each plot contained four net sedimentation tiles (NST) that were secured ...

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Turbidity data for two sites in the coastal marsh at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi, from October 2016 through October 2017

To understand sediment deposition in marsh environments, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS-SPCMSC) selected four study sites in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi (GNDNERR). Each site consisted of four plots located along a transect perpendicular to the marsh-estuary shoreline at 5-meter (m) increments (5, 10, 15, and 20 m from the shoreline). Each plot contained four net sedimentation tiles (NST) that were secured ...

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Elevation data for four sites in the coastal marsh at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi, from July 2018 through January 2020

To better understand sediment deposition in marsh environments, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS-SPCMSC) selected four study sites (Sites 5, 6, 7, and 8) along the Point Aux Chenes Bay shoreline of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GNDNERR), Mississippi. These datasets were collected to serve as baseline data prior to the installation of a living shoreline (a subtidal sill). Each site consisted of five plots located along a ...

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Shore proximal sediment deposition in coastal marsh at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi: net sedimentation tile datasets from July 2018 to January 2020

To better understand sediment deposition in marsh environments, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS-SPCMSC) selected four study sites (Sites 5, 6, 7, and 8) along the Point Aux Chenes Bay shoreline of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GNDNERR), Mississippi. These datasets were collected to serve as baseline data prior to the installation of a living shoreline (a subtidal sill). Each site consisted of five plots located along a ...

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Water level data for four sites in the coastal marsh at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi, from October 2018 through January 2020

To better understand sediment deposition in marsh environments, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS-SPCMSC) selected four study sites (Sites 5, 6, 7, and 8) along the Point Aux Chenes Bay shoreline of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GNDNERR), Mississippi. These datasets were collected to serve as baseline data prior to the installation of a living shoreline (a subtidal sill). Each site consisted of five plots located along a ...

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1869 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

1869 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83) consists of vector shoreline data that were derived from a set of National Ocean Service (NOS) raster shoreline maps (often called T-sheet or TP-sheet maps) created for Breton Island in 1869. In 2002, NOAA published digitized shorelines for T-sheet (T-1097), which were subsequently edited by USGS staff for input into the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) Version 4.0, where area and shoreline change analyses could be conducted.

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1922 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

1922 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83) consists of vector shoreline data that were derived from a set of National Ocean Service (NOS) raster shoreline maps (often called T-sheet or TP-sheet maps) created for Breton Island in 1922. In 2002, NOAA published digitized shorelines for T-sheet (T-3920), which were subsequently edited by USGS staff for input into the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) Version 4.0, where area and shoreline change analyses could be conducted.

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1950 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

1950 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83) consists of vector shoreline data that were derived from a set of National Ocean Service (NOS) raster shoreline maps (often called T-sheet or TP-sheet maps) created for Breton Island in 1950. In 2002, NOAA published digitized shorelines for T-sheet (T-9393), which were subsequently edited by USGS staff for input into the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) Version 4.0, where area and shoreline change analyses could be conducted.

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1983 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from the National High Altitude Photography (NHAP) program. The NHAP was coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey as an interagency project to acquire cloud-free aerial photographs at a specific altitude above mean terrain elevation. Two different camera systems were used to obtain simultaneous coverage of black-and-white (BW) and color infrared (CIR) aerial photographs over the conterminous United States. Black-and-white aerial photographs were obtained on 9-inch film from an ...

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1998 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana(Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center's Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quads (DOQQ) images collected on January 24, 1998. This dataset contains digitized shorelines created from the USGS imagery for Breton Island, Louisiana. Shorelines were digitized in ArcMap 10.2.2 so they could be used for area and shoreline change analysis using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) Version 4.0.

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2001 Vectorized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

A first-surface elevation map was produced cooperatively from remotely sensed, geographically referenced elevation measurements collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on September 07-09, 2001. Elevation measurements were collected over the area using the NASA Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM), a scanning lidar system that measures high-resolution topography of the land surface. The ATM system is deployed on a Twin Otter or P-3 Orion aircraft ...

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2004 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana(Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center’s Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quads (DOQQ) images collected on January 20, 2004. This dataset contains digitized shorelines created from the USGS imagery for Breton Island, Louisiana. Shorelines were digitized in ArcMap 10.2.2 so they could be used for area and shoreline change analysis, using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.0.

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2005 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center’s Digital Orthophoto Quadrangle (DOQ) images collected on November 17, 2005. This dataset contains digitized shorelines created from the USGS imagery for Breton Island, Louisiana. Shorelines were digitized in ArcMap 10.2.2 so they could be used for area and shoreline change analysis, using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.0.

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2007 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) digital ortho imagery collected on October 11, 2007. This dataset contains digitized shorelines created from the NAIP imagery for Breton Island, Louisiana. Shorelines were digitized in ArcMap 10.2.2 so they could be used for area and shoreline change analysis using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) Version 4.0.

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2008 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center high-resolution orthorectified images collected on October 01, 2008. This dataset contains digitized shorelines created from the USGS imagery for Breton Island, Louisiana. Shorelines were digitized in ArcMap 10.2.2 so they could be used for area and shoreline change analysis, using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) Version 4.0.

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2010 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) digital ortho imagery collected on May 10, 2010. This dataset contains digitized shorelines created from the NAIP imagery for Breton Island, Louisiana. Shorelines were digitized in ArcMap 10.2.2 so they could be used for area and shoreline change analysis using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.0.

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2012 Digitized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana(Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from a U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observations and Science Center (EROS) high-resolution orthorectified image that was collected on October 20, 2012 over Breton Island, Louisiana. Shorelines were digitized in ArcMap 10.2.2 so they could be used for area and shoreline change analysis using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.0.

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2013 Vectorized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from a U.S. Geological Survey topographic lidar survey that was conducted on July 12-14, 2013 over Dauphin Island, Alabama and Chandeleur, Stake, Grand Gosier and Breton Islands, Louisiana and published in USGS Data Series 838. Photo Science, Inc., was contracted by the USGS to collect and process these data. Lidar data were acquired around portions of both the Alabama and Louisiana barrier islands; however, this dataset only contains shorelines created from data acquired from ...

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2014 Vectorized Shoreline for Breton Island, Louisiana (Geographic, NAD83)

Shorelines were derived from a U.S. Geological Survey topographic lidar survey that was conducted on January 16-18, 2014 over Breton Island, Louisiana and released under USGS field activity number 14LGC01. Quantum Spatial was contracted by the USGS to collect and process these data. This dataset contains vectorized shorelines created from data acquired from Breton Island, Louisiana. Shorelines were vectorized in ArcMap 10.2.2 so they could be used for area and shoreline change analysis, using the Digital ...

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Breton Island, Louisiana Baseline (Geographic, NAD83)

Breton Island, Louisiana Baseline (Geographic, NAD83) consists of vector line data that were input into the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.0, which is computer software used to compute rate of change statistics. A baseline was acquired from the Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program (BICM) 2009 report (http://lacoast.gov/reports/project/3890772~1.pdf). The baseline included in the BICM report covered the entire Louisiana coastline, so the baseline representing Breton Island had ...

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Breton Island, Louisiana Transects with Shoreline Change Rates (1869 - 2014) (Geographic, NAD83)

Breton Island, Louisiana Transects with Shoreline Change Rates (1869 - 2014) (Geographic, NAD83) consists of vector transect data that were derived from the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.0. Rates from the DSAS statistical output table were joined to the transects to provide a visual representation of the shoreline change rates on a transect-by-transect basis.

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Breton Island, Louisiana Transects with Shoreline Change Rates (Post-1950s) (Geographic, NAD83)

Breton Island, Louisiana Transects with Shoreline Change Rates (Post-1950s) (Geographic, NAD83) consists of vector transect data that were derived from the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.0. Rates from the DSAS statistical output table were joined to the transects to provide a visual representation of the shoreline change rates on a transect-by-transect basis.

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Breton Island, Louisiana Transects with Shoreline Change Rates (Post Hurricane Katrina) (Geographic, NAD83)

Breton Island, Louisiana Transects with Shoreline Change Rates (Post Hurricane Katrina) (Geographic, NAD83) consists of vector transect data that was derived from the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.0. Rates from the DSAS statistical output table were joined to the transects to provide a visual representation of the shoreline change rates on a transect-by-transect basis.

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Breton Island Transects with Shoreline Change Rates (Pre-1950s) (Geographic, NAD83)

Breton Island, Louisiana Transects with Shoreline Change Rates (Pre-1950s) (Geographic, NAD83) consists of vector transect data that were derived from the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.0. Rates from the DSAS statistical output table were joined to the transects to provide a visual representation of the shoreline change rates on a transect-by-transect basis.

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Breton Island Transects with Shoreline Change Rates (Pre/Post Hurricane Katrina) (Geographic, NAD83)

Breton Island, Louisiana Transects with Shoreline Change Rates (Pre/Post Hurricane Katrina) (Geographic, NAD83) consists of vector transect data that were derived from the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.0. Rates from the DSAS statistical output table were joined to the transects to provide a visual representation of the shoreline change rates on a transect-by-transect basis.

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Estuarine Shoreline and Barrier-Island Sandline Change Assessment Dataset

The Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment Dataset was created to calibrate and test probability models of barrier island sandline and estuarine shoreline change for study areas in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. The models examined the influence of hydrologic and physical variables related to storm-derived overwash and estuarine shoreline change. Variables were calculated using a transect-based method in a geographic information system (GIS) by creating shoreline-perpendicular ...

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Georeferenced Scans of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) T-Sheets Collected Along the New Jersey Coastline from 1839-1875

Historical shoreline surveys were conducted by the National Ocean Service (NOS), dating back to the early 1800s. The maps resulting from these surveys, often called t-sheets, provide a reference of historical shoreline position that can be compared to modern data to identify shoreline change. The t-sheets are stored at the National Archives and many have been scanned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and are available on the NOAA Shoreline Web site (http://www.shoreline.noaa.gov ...

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Shapefile of Historical New Jersey Shoreline Data Derived from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 1839-1875 T-Sheets

Historical shoreline surveys were conducted by the National Ocean Service (NOS), dating back to the early 1800s. The maps resulting from these surveys, often called t-sheets, provide a reference of historical shoreline position that can be compared to modern data to identify shoreline change. The t-sheets are stored at the National Archives and many have been scanned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and are available on the NOAA Shoreline Web site (http://www.shoreline.noaa.gov ...

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Ground-Penetrating Radar Data and Differential Global Positioning System Data Collected from Long Beach Island, New Jersey, April 2015

Scientists from the United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, and students from the University of Hawaii at Manoa collected sediment cores, sediment surface grab samples, ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) data from within the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge-Holgate Unit located on the southern end of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, in April 2015 ...

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Transects with Shoreline Change Rates for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Mississippi and Alabama from 1848 to 2017

This dataset contains shoreline change rates for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve from 1848 to 2017. Shoreline data were obtained from multiple data sources, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve(GBNERR), and the Mississippi Office of Geology (MOG). Datasets were compiled and analyzed using the R package Analyzing Moving Boundaries Using R (AMBUR) program. Rates of shoreline ...

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Vectorized Marsh Shorelines for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Mississippi and Alabama from 1848 to 2017

This dataset represents a compilation of vector shorelines in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (Mississippi and Alabama) from 1848 to 2017. Shoreline data were obtained from multiple data sources, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR), and the Mississippi Office of Geology (MOG). All shoreline data types have uncertainty associated with delineating the shoreline ...

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Shore proximal sediment deposition in coastal marsh at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi: net sedimentation tile datasets from October 2016 to October 2017

To understand sediment deposition in marsh environments, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS-SPCMSC) selected four study sites in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi (GNDNERR). Each site consisted of four plots located along a transect perpendicular to the marsh-estuary shoreline at 5-meter (m) increments (5, 10, 15, and 20 m from the shoreline). Each plot contained four net sedimentation tiles (NST) that were secured ...

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Water level and salinity data for four sites in the coastal marsh at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi, from October 2016 through October 2017

To understand sediment deposition in marsh environments, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS-SPCMSC) selected four study sites in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi (GNDNERR). Each site consisted of four plots located along a transect perpendicular to the marsh-estuary shoreline at 5-meter (m) increments (5, 10, 15, and 20 m from the shoreline). Each plot contained four net sedimentation tiles (NST) that were secured ...

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Georeferenced scans of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) topographic sheets (T-Sheets) Collected Along the Fire Island and Great South Bay, New York, Coastline from 1834-1875

Topographic sheets (t-sheets) produced by the National Ocean Service (NOS) during the 1800s provide the position of past shorelines. The shoreline data can be vectorized into a geographic information system (GIS) and compared to modern shoreline data to calculate estimates of long-term shoreline rates of change. Many t-sheets were scanned and digitized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and are available on the NOAA Shoreline web site (https://shoreline.noaa.gov/data/datasheets/t ...

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Shapefile of Historical shorelines for Fire Island and Great South Bay, New York, derived from previously unpublished National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 1834-1875 topographic sheets

Topographic sheets (t-sheets) produced by the National Ocean Service (NOS) during the 1800s provide the position of past shorelines. The shoreline data can be vectorized into a geographic information system (GIS) and compared to modern shoreline data to calculate estimates of long-term shoreline rates of change. Many t-sheets were scanned and digitized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and are available on the NOAA Shoreline website (https://shoreline.noaa.gov/data/datasheets/t ...

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RBR sensor pressure and tidal data for two sites in the coastal marsh at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi, from April 2019 through January 2020

To better understand sediment deposition in marsh environments, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS-SPCMSC) selected four study sites (Sites 5, 6, 7, and 8) along the Point Aux Chenes Bay shoreline of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GNDNERR), Mississippi. These datasets were collected to serve as baseline data prior to the installation of a living shoreline (a subtidal sill). Each site consisted of five plots located along a ...

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RBR sensor wave data for two sites in the coastal marsh at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi, from April 2019 through January 2020

To better understand sediment deposition in marsh environments, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS-SPCMSC) selected four study sites (Sites 5, 6, 7, and 8) along the Point Aux Chenes Bay shoreline of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GNDNERR), Mississippi. These datasets were collected to serve as baseline data prior to the installation of a living shoreline (a subtidal sill). Each site consisted of five plots located along a ...

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Point based shorelines derived from global positioning system data with nearest WorldView shoreline distance for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Mississippi from 2013-2020

Shoreline change analysis is an important environmental monitoring tool for evaluating coastal exposure to erosion hazards, particularly for vulnerable habitats such as coastal wetlands where habitat loss is problematic world-wide. The increasing availability of high-resolution satellite imagery and emerging developments in analysis techniques support the implementation of these data into coastal management, including shoreline monitoring and change analysis. Geospatial shoreline data were created from a ...

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Site description and associated GPS data collected at eleven study sites within the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Mississippi

Shoreline change analysis is an important environmental monitoring tool for evaluating coastal exposure to erosion hazards, particularly for vulnerable habitats such as coastal wetlands where habitat loss is problematic world-wide. The increasing availability of high-resolution satellite imagery and emerging developments in analysis techniques support the implementation of these data into coastal management, including shoreline monitoring and change analysis. Geospatial shoreline data were created from a ...

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Transects with linear regression rates of change for GPS, Worldview, and aerial image shorelines for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Mississippi from 2013-2020

Shoreline change analysis is an important environmental monitoring tool for evaluating coastal exposure to erosion hazards, particularly for vulnerable habitats such as coastal wetlands where habitat loss is problematic world-wide. The increasing availability of high-resolution satellite imagery and emerging developments in analysis techniques support the implementation of these data into coastal management, including shoreline monitoring and change analysis. Geospatial shoreline data were created from a ...

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Transects with net change results for GPS and Worldview shorelines for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Mississippi from 2013-2020

Shoreline change analysis is an important environmental monitoring tool for evaluating coastal exposure to erosion hazards, particularly for vulnerable habitats such as coastal wetlands where habitat loss is problematic world-wide. The increasing availability of high-resolution satellite imagery and emerging developments in analysis techniques support the implementation of these data into coastal management, including shoreline monitoring and change analysis. Geospatial shoreline data were created from a ...

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Vectorized marsh shorelines derived from global positioning system data for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Mississippi from 2013-2020

Shoreline change analysis is an important environmental monitoring tool for evaluating coastal exposure to erosion hazards, particularly for vulnerable habitats such as coastal wetlands where habitat loss is problematic world-wide. The increasing availability of high-resolution satellite imagery and emerging developments in analysis techniques support the implementation of these data into coastal management, including shoreline monitoring and change analysis. Geospatial shoreline data were created from a ...

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Vectorized marsh shorelines derived from high resolution aerial imagery for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Mississippi from 2014-2020

Shoreline change analysis is an important environmental monitoring tool for evaluating coastal exposure to erosion hazards, particularly for vulnerable habitats such as coastal wetlands where habitat loss is problematic world-wide. The increasing availability of high-resolution satellite imagery and emerging developments in analysis techniques support the implementation of these data into coastal management, including shoreline monitoring and change analysis. Geospatial shoreline data were created from a ...

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Vectorized Marsh Shorelines derived from WorldView imagery for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Mississippi from 2013-2020

Shoreline change analysis is an important environmental monitoring tool for evaluating coastal exposure to erosion hazards, particularly for vulnerable habitats such as coastal wetlands where habitat loss is problematic world-wide. The increasing availability of high-resolution satellite imagery and emerging developments in analysis techniques support the implementation of these data into coastal management, including shoreline monitoring and change analysis. Geospatial shoreline data were created from a ...

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Georeferenced National Ocean Service (NOS) Hydrographic Sheets for Grand Bay, Mississippi, and Surrounding Areas

Hydrographic sheets (H-sheets) and nautical charts produced by the National Ocean Service (NOS) during the 1800s provide historic sounding (water depth) measurements of coastal areas. The data can be vectorized into a geographic information system (GIS), adjusted to a modern vertical datum, and converted into a digital elevation model to provide an interpretation of the historic seafloor elevation. These data were produced to provide an estimate of historical bathymetry for the Mississippi-Alabama coastal ...

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Grid File of Historical Bathymetric Soundings for Mississippi and Alabama Derived from National Ocean Service (NOS) Hydrographic Sheets

Hydrographic sheets (H-sheets) and nautical charts produced by the National Ocean Service (NOS) during the 1800s provide historic sounding (water depth) measurements of coastal areas. The data can be vectorized into a geographic information system (GIS), adjusted to a modern vertical datum, and converted into a digital elevation model to provide an interpretation of the historic seafloor elevation. These data were produced to provide an estimate of historical bathymetry for the Mississippi-Alabama coastal ...

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Shapefile of Historical Bathymetric Soundings for Mississippi and Alabama Derived from National Ocean Service (NOS) Hydrographic Sheets

Hydrographic sheets (H-sheets) and nautical charts produced by the National Ocean Service (NOS) during the 1800s provide historic sounding (water depth) measurements of coastal areas. The data can be vectorized into a geographic information system (GIS), adjusted to a modern vertical datum, and converted into a digital elevation model to provide an interpretation of the historic seafloor elevation. These data were produced to provide an estimate of historical bathymetry for the Mississippi-Alabama coastal ...

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Topobathymetric Lidar Survey of Breton and Gosier Islands, Louisiana, January 16 and 18, 2014

This dataset contains binary point-cloud data and a Digital Elevation Model (DEM), produced from remotely sensed, geographically referenced topobathymetric measurements collected by Photo Science, Inc., encompassing the Breton Island, LA study area. The original area of interest was buffered by 100 meters to ensure complete coverage, resulting in approximately 75 square miles of lidar data. The Breton Island Lidar project called for the planning, acquisition, processing, and derivative products of ...

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Historical Shoreline for New Jersey (1971 to 1978): Vector Digital Data

New_Jersey_1971_78_Digitized_Shoreline.zip features a digitized historic shoreline for the New Jersey coastline (Point Pleasant, NJ to Longport, NJ) from 1971 to 1978. Imagery of the New Jersey coastline was acquired from the New Jersey Geographic Information Network (NJGIN) as two images: “1970 NJDEP Wetlands Basemap” (1971-78) and the “1977 Tidelands Basemaps” (1977-78). These images are available as a web mapping service (WMS) through the NJGIN website (https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer ...

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Wetland-Change Data Derived from Landsat Imagery, Assateague Island to Metompkin Island, Maryland and Virginia, 1984 to 2015: Land-cover Change Analysis

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release includes geospatial datasets that were created for the analysis of Virginia and Maryland Atlantic coastal wetland changes over time. Wetland change was determined by assessing two metrics: wetland persistence and land-cover switching. Because seasonal water levels, beach width, and vegetation differences can affect change analyses, only images acquired during the spring (March, April, and May) were included in the wetland-change metrics (N=10). Land-cover ...

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Wetland-Change Data Derived from Landsat Imagery, Assateague Island to Metompkin Island, Maryland and Virginia, 1984 to 2015: Wetland Persistence Analysis

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release includes geospatial datasets that were created for the analysis of Virginia and Maryland Atlantic coastal wetland changes over time. Wetland change was determined by assessing two metrics: wetland persistence and land-cover switching. Because seasonal water levels, beach width, and vegetation differences can affect change analyses, only images acquired during the spring (March, April, and May) were included in the wetland-change metrics (N=10). To assess ...

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Sediment Core Microfossil Data Collected from the Coastal Marsh of Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi, USA

To aid in geologic studies of sediment transport and environmental change in coastal marsh, 1-centimeter (cm) foraminiferal subsamples were taken from seven sediment push cores collected in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GNDNERR), Mississippi, in October 2016. The push cores were collected along two, shore-perpendicular transects at 5, 15, 25, and 50 meters (m) from the shoreline, on opposite sides of Middle Bay during U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Field Activities Number (FAN) 2016-358 ...

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Multibeam Bathymetry Data Collected in 2019 from Grand Bay and Point Aux Chenes Bay Alabama/Mississippi: Processed Elevation Point Data (x,y,z)

An Ellipsoidally Referenced Survey (ERS) using a Teledyne Reson SeaBat T50-P multibeam echosounder was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) in Grand Bay Alabama/Mississippi (AL/MS) May 7-10, 2019. This dataset, Grand_Bay_2019_MBES_xyz.zip, includes the processed point data (x,y,z), as derived from a 1-meter (m) bathymetric grid from two separate sensor configurations, which were acquired independently. One configuration utilized a tilted ...

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Single-Beam Bathymetry Data Collected in March 2021 from Grand Bay and Point Aux Chenes Bay, Mississippi/Alabama

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS SPCMSC) in St. Petersburg, Florida, conducted a bathymetric survey of Point Aux Chenes Bay and a small portion of Grand Bay, Mississippi/Alabama, from March 3-6, 2021. Efforts were supported by the Estuarine and MaRsh Geology project (EMRG), and the data described will provide baseline bathymetric information for future research investigating wetland/marsh evolution, sediment transport, and recent and long-term ...

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Sedimentary Data From Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, 2014-2016

This data release is an archive of sedimentary field and laboratory analytical data collected in Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi from 2014-2016 by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS SPCMSC). This work, a component of the SPCMSC’s Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines (SSIEES) project, provides the necessary data to quantify sedimentation rates and sediment sources for the marsh and estuary. The SSIEES project ...

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Sedimentary Data From Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, 2014-2016

This data release is an archive of sedimentary field and laboratory analytical data collected in Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi from 2014-2016 by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS SPCMSC). This work, a component of the SPCMSC’s Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines (SSIEES) project, provides the necessary data to quantify sedimentation rates and sediment sources for the marsh and estuary. The SSIEES project ...

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Sedimentary Data From Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, 2014-2016

This data release is an archive of sedimentary field and laboratory analytical data collected in Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi from 2014-2016 by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS SPCMSC). This work, a component of the SPCMSC’s Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines (SSIEES) project, provides the necessary data to quantify sedimentation rates and sediment sources for the marsh and estuary. The SSIEES project ...

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Sedimentary Data From Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, 2014-2016

This data release is an archive of sedimentary field and laboratory analytical data collected in Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi from 2014-2016 by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS SPCMSC). This work, a component of the SPCMSC’s Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines (SSIEES) project, provides the necessary data to quantify sedimentation rates and sediment sources for the marsh and estuary. The SSIEES project ...

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Sedimentary Data From Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, 2014-2016 (ver. 1.1, April 2020)

This data release is an archive of sedimentary field and laboratory analytical data collected in Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi from 2014-2016 by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS SPCMSC). This work, a component of the SPCMSC’s Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines (SSIEES) project, provides the necessary data to quantify sedimentation rates and sediment sources for the marsh and estuary. The SSIEES project ...

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