Conceptual marsh units of Blackwater salt marsh complex, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

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Description This data release contains coastal wetland synthesis products for the geographic region of Blackwater, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Metrics for resiliency, including unvegetated to vegetated ratio (UVVR), marsh elevation, and others, are calculated for smaller units delineated from a digital elevation model, providing the spatial variability of physical factors that influence wetland health. 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 Ackerman, Kate V.; Defne, Zafer; and Ganju, Neil K.
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Graphic that shows conceptual marsh units overlaying Esri basemap.
Graphic that shows conceptual marsh units overlaying Esri basemap.