Elevation of marsh units in Jamaica Bay to western Great South Bay salt marsh complex, New York

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Description This data release contains coastal wetland synthesis products for the geographic region from Jamaica Bay to western Great South Bay, located in southeastern New York State. Metrics for resiliency, including unvegetated to vegetated ratio (UVVR), marsh elevation, and mean tidal range, are calculated for smaller units delineated from a Digital Elevation Model, providing the spatial variability of physical factors that influence wetland health. Through scientific efforts initiated with the Hurricane Sandy Science Plan, the U.S. Geological Survey has been expanding national assessment of coastal change hazards and forecast products to coastal wetlands with the intent of providing Federal, State, and local managers with tools to estimate the vulnerability and ecosystem service potential of these wetlands. 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. [More]
Originators Welk, Robert J.; Defne, Zafer; and Ganju, Neil K.
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Graphic that shows elevation of conceptual marsh units of Jamaica Bay to western Great South Bay salt marsh complex.
Graphic that shows elevation of conceptual marsh units of Jamaica Bay to western Great South Bay salt marsh complex.