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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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1 m digital bathymetric contours from NOAA charts as organized for the Long Island Sound Study Geographic Information System (LISSGIS) library (LISBATHY.SHP)

The Long Island Sound Study (LISS) compiled data from a number of different sources, integrated new data, and assembled a comprehensive spatial database for areas of the States of Connecticut, New York, and portions of Rhode Island which border Long Island Sound.

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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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Aerial_Shorelines_1940_2015.shp - Dauphin Island, Alabama Shoreline Data Derived from Aerial Imagery from 1940 to 2015

Aerial_WDL_Shorelines.zip features digitized historic shorelines for the Dauphin Island coastline from October 1940 to November 2015. This dataset contains 10 Wet Dry Line (WDL) shorelines separated into 58 shoreline segments alongshore Dauphin Island, AL. The individual sections are divided according to location along the island and shoreline type: open-ocean, back-barrier, marsh shoreline. Imagery of Dauphin Island, Alabama was acquired from several sources including the United States Geological Survey ...

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Bathymetric Contours within the inner shelf of Long Bay, South Carolina (CON_1M, 1 meter interval: Polyline shapefile)

In 1999, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in partnership with the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, began a study to investigate processes affecting shoreline change along the northern coast of South Carolina, focusing on the Grand Strand region. Previous work along the U.S. Atlantic coast shows that the structure and composition of older geologic strata located seaward of the coast heavily influences the coastal behavior of areas with limited sediment supply, such as the Grand Strand. By defining this ...

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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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Benthic habitat map of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Watershed Partnership Initiative Kaanapali priority study area and the State of Hawaii Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area, west-central Maui, Hawaii

A benthic habitat polygon coverage has been created of the coral reef ecosystem within the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Watershed Partnership Initiative Kaanapali priority study area and the State of Hawaii Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area, West-Central Maui, Hawaii. Polygons were hand-digitized from visual interpretation of QuickBird-2 satellite imagery (2005), and SHOALS bathymetry data. We also utilized in situ knowledge from underwater photography and videography (2002-2011), side-scan sonar ...

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Buzzards Bay: Polygon boundaries for source data of a continuous bathymetry and topography terrain model of the Massachusetts coastal zone and continental shelf: (Esri polygon shapefile, Geographic, NAD 83).

Integrated terrain models covering 16,357 square kilometers of the Massachusetts coastal zone and offshore waters were built to provide a continuous elevation and bathymetry terrain model for ocean planning purposes. The area is divided into the following four geographical areas to reduce file size and facilitate publishing: Massachusetts Bay from the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border south to Provincetown and Scituate and east to Stellwagen Bank; Cape Cod Bay from Provincetown to Scituate and south to ...

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Cape Cod Bay: Polygon boundaries for source data of a continuous bathymetry and topography terrain model of the Massachusetts coastal zone and continental shelf: (Esri polygon shapefile, Geographic, NAD 83).

Integrated terrain models covering 16,357 square kilometers of the Massachusetts coastal zone and offshore waters were built to provide a continuous elevation and bathymetry terrain model for ocean planning purposes. The area is divided into the following four geographical areas to reduce file size and facilitate publishing: Massachusetts Bay from the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border south to Provincetown and Scituate and east to Stellwagen Bank; Cape Cod Bay from Provincetown to Scituate and south to ...

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Continental Margin Mapping Program (CONMAP) sediments grainsize distribution for the United States East Coast Continental Margin (CONMAPSG)

Sediments off the eastern United States vary markedly in texture - the size, shape, and arrangement of their grains. However, for descriptive purposes, it is typically most useful to classify these sediments according to their grain-size distributions. Starting in 1962, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) began a joint program to study the marine geology of the continental margin off the Atlantic coast of the United States. As part of this program and ...

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Edited 2015 shoreline shapefile for Ship, Horn, Petit Bois, Mississippi

The 2015 Mississippi coastal shorelines were originally extracted from 2015 Landsat imagery and published within United States Geological Survey (USGS) Open-File Report (OFR) 2015-1179 (https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151179). Shoreline files for Ship, Horn, and Petit Bois Islands were merged to a single shapefile and spatially adjusted using 2015/2016 USGS bathymetric survey tracklines (Dewitt and others, 2017) to more closely match island shoreline positions during USGS surveys.

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Footprints of Lidar Datasets Published at the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center since 2001

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) staff created geographic information system (GIS) footprints to show the extent of light detection and ranging (lidar) datasets published by the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS SPCMSC), since 2001. These lidar datasets were published as LAS, XYZ, or Digital Elevation Model (DEM) outputs of coastal, submerged and/or terrestrial topography in USGS Data Series (DS), Open-File Reports (OFR), and Data Releases (DR). Please see the publications listed in ...

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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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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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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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GrandBay_2010_Shoreline.shp - Grand Bay, Mississippi/Alabama, Shoreline Data Derived from 2010 Aerial Imagery

GrandBay_2010_Shoreline.zip features a digitized historical shoreline for the Grand Bay, Mississippi (MS) coastline (Pascagoula, MS to Point aux Pins, Alabama [AL]) derived from 2010 aerial imagery. Imagery of the Mississippi and Alabama coastlines was acquired from the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) and the city of Mobile, AL. Using ArcMap 10.3.1, the imagery was used to delineate and digitize the historical shoreline as either the Wet Dry Line (WDL) along sandy beaches or the vegetation edge ...

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GrandBay_2012_Shoreline.shp - Grand Bay, Mississippi/Alabama, Shoreline Data Derived from 2012 Aerial Imagery

GrandBay_2012_Shoreline.zip features a digitized historical shoreline for the Grand Bay, Mississippi (MS) coastline (Pascagoula, MS to Bayou La Fourche Bay, Alabama [AL]) derived from 2012 aerial imagery. Imagery of the Mississippi and Alabama coastlines was acquired from the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP). Using ArcMap 10.3.1, the imagery was used to delineate and digitize a coarse historical shoreline as either proximal Wet Dry Line along sandy beaches or proximal vegetation edge along the ...

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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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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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Lidar_MHW_Shorelines_1998_2014.shp - Mean High Water (MHW) Shorelines Extracted from Lidar Data for Dauphin Island, Alabama from 1998 to 2014.

This shapefile consists of Dauphin Island, AL shorelines extracted from lidar data collected from November 1998 to January 2014. This dataset contains 14 Mean High Water (MHW) shorelines separated into 37 shoreline segments alongshore Dauphin Island, AL. The individual sections are divided according to location along the island and shoreline type: open ocean, back-barrier, marsh shoreline. Raw lidar point data was converted to a gridded surface, from which a contour of the operational MHW shoreline (0.24 ...

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Massachusetts Bay and adjacent land: Polygon boundaries for source data of a continuous bathymetry and topography terrain model of the Massachusetts coastal zone and continental shelf: (Esri polygon shapefile, Geographic, NAD 83).

Integrated terrain models covering 16,357 square kilometers of the Massachusetts coastal zone and offshore waters were built to provide a continuous elevation and bathymetry terrain model for ocean planning purposes. The area is divided into the following four geographical areas to reduce file size and facilitate publishing: Massachusetts Bay from the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border south to Provincetown and Scituate and east to Stellwagen Bank; Cape Cod Bay from Provincetown to Scituate and south to ...

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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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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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Polygon boundaries for source data of a continuous terrain model for water circulation studies: Barnegat Bay, New Jersey (Esri polygon shapefile, Geographic, WGS 84)

Water quality in the Barnegat Bay estuary along the New Jersey coast is the focus of a multidisciplinary research project begun in 2011 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. This narrow estuary is the drainage for the Barnegat Bay watershed and flushed by just three inlets connecting it to the Atlantic Ocean, is experiencing degraded water quality, algal blooms, loss of seagrass, and increases in oxygen-depletion events. The scale of ...

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Polygon Boundary Describing the Source Surveys Used to Build the Bathymetric Terrain Model of the Puerto Rico Trench and Northeastern Caribbean Region Compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey (PRBATHSOURCE, Esri Shapefile, Geographic projection WGS 84).

Bathymetric terrain models (BTMs) of seafloor morphology are an important component of marine geological investigations. Advances in acquisition and processing technologies of bathymetry data have facilitated the creation of high-resolution bathymetric surfaces that approach the resolution of those available for onshore investigations. These bathymetric terrain models provide a detailed representation of the Earth's subaqueous surface and when combined with other geophysical and geologic datasets, allow for ...

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Polygon boundary describing the source surveys used to build the Bathymetric Terrain Model of the U.S. Atlantic Margin of 100-meter resolution compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey (Esri Shapefile, Geographic WGS 84 Coordinate System)

Bathymetric Terrain Models (BTMs) of seafloor morphology are an important component of marine geological investigations. Advances in acquisition and processing technologies of bathymetry data have facilitated the creation of high-resolution bathymetric surfaces that approach the resolution of those available for onshore investigations. These BTMs provide a detailed representation of the Earth's subaqueous surface and when combined with other geophysical and geologic datasets, allow for interpretation of ...

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Shapefile for Coastal Zone Management Program counties of the United States and its territories, 2009 (CZMP_counties_2009.shp)

Shapefile for 492 Coastal Zone Management Program (CZMP) counties and county equivalents, 2009, extracted from the U.S. Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER database of U.S. counties and cross-referenced to a list of CZMP counties published by the NOAA/NOS Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM). Data extent to the nearest quarter degree is 141.00 E to 64.50 W longitude and 14.75 S to 71.50 N latitude. TL2009 in this document refers to metadata content inherited from the original U.S. Census Bureau ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Still-image frame grabs and benthic habitat interpretation of underwater video footage, March 2014, Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

Underwater video was collected in March 2014 in the nearshore waters of Faga`alu Bay on the island of Tutuila, American Samoa, as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program's Pacific Coral Reefs Project. This dataset includes 2,119 still images extracted from the video footage every 10 seconds and an Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) shapefile of individual still-image locations with benthic habitat interpretations for each image.

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Transects_BackBarrier.shp - Digital Shoreline Analysis System version 4.3 Transects with Linear Regression Rate Calculations for the Back-Barrier (North-Facing) coast of Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Rates of shoreline change for Dauphin Island, Alabama were generated for three analysis periods, using two different shoreline proxy datasets. Mean High Water line (MHW) shorelines were generated from 14 lidar datasets (1998-2014) and Wet Dry Line (WDL) shorelines were digitized from ten sets of georeferenced aerial images (1940-2015). Rates of change were generated for three groups of shorelines: MHW (lidar), WDL (aerial) and MHW and WDL shorelines combined. These data will aid in developing an ...

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Transects_OpenOcean.shp - Digital Shoreline Analysis System version 4.3 Transects with Linear Regression Rate Calculations for the Open Ocean coast of Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Rates of shoreline change for Dauphin Island, Alabama were generated for three analysis periods, using two different shoreline proxy datasets. Mean High Water line (MHW) shorelines were generated from 14 lidar datasets (1998-2014) and Wet Dry Line (WDL) shorelines were digitized from ten sets of georeferenced aerial images (1940-2015). Rates of change were generated for three groups of shorelines: MHW (lidar), WDL (aerial) and MHW and WDL shorelines combined. These data will aid in developing an ...

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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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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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Underwater video footage, March 2014, Faga'alu Bay, Tutuila Island, American Samoa

Underwater video imagery was collected in March 2014 in the nearshore waters of Faga'alu Bay on the Island of Tutuila, American Samoa, as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program's Pacific Coral Reefs Project. Included here are 40 video files in .mpg format and an Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) shapefile with location (navigation) points every two seconds.

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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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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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Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds, Southern coast of Cape Cod including Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket: Polygon boundaries for source data of a continuous bathymetry and topography terrain model of the Massachusetts coastal zone and continental shelf: (Esri polygon shapefile, Geographic, NAD 83).

Integrated terrain models covering 16,357 square kilometers of the Massachusetts coastal zone and offshore waters were built to provide a continuous elevation and bathymetry terrain model for ocean planning purposes. The area is divided into the following four geographical areas to reduce file size and facilitate publishing: Massachusetts Bay from the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border south to Provincetown and Scituate and east to Stellwagen Bank; Cape Cod Bay from Provincetown to Scituate and south to ...

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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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