Elevation of salt marsh units in Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey

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Description Elevation distribution in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (EBFNWR), which spans over Great Bay, Little Egg Harbor, and Barnegat Bay in New Jersey, USA is given in terms of mean elevation of conceptual marsh units defined by Defne and Ganju (2016). The elevation data is based on the 1-meter resampled 1/9 arc-second resolution USGS National Elevation Data. As part of the Hurricane Sandy Science Plan, the U.S. Geological Survey is expanding National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards and forecast products to coastal wetlands. The intent is to provide federal, state, and local managers with tools to estimate their vulnerability and ecosystem service potential. For this purpose, the response and resilience of coastal wetlands to physical factors need to be assessed in terms of the ensuing change to their vulnerability and ecosystem services. EBFNWR was selected as a pilot study area. References: Defne, Zafer, and Ganju, N.K. 2016, Conceptual salt marsh units for wetland synthesis: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7QV3JPG. [More]
Originators Defne, Zafer and Ganju, Neil K.
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Graphic that shows conceptual marsh units of EBFNWR salt marsh complex overlaying Esri Shaded World Relief Map.
Graphic that shows conceptual marsh units of EBFNWR salt marsh complex overlaying Esri Shaded World Relief Map.