Originator: Arnell S. Forde
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Navigation Data Collected from Dauphin Island, Alabama in April 2013
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Tabular Digital Data
Originator: Arnell S. Forde
Originator: Christopher G. Smith
Originator: Billy J. Reynolds
Archive of Ground Penetrating Radar Data Collected During USGS Field Activity 13BIM01: Dauphin Island, Alabama, April 2013
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication (Other)
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series
Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
From April 13-20, 2013, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS-SPCMSC) conducted geophysical and sediment sampling surveys on Dauphin Island, Alabama as part of field activity number 13BIM01. This dataset, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Navigation Data Collected from Dauphin Island, Alabama, in April 2013, contains the processed, differentially corrected position data obtained during this survey.
The objectives of this study were to quantify inorganic and organic accretion rates in back-barrier and mainland marsh and estuarine environments. Various field and laboratory methods were used to achieve these objectives, including subsurface imaging using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), sediment sampling, lithologic and microfossil analyses, and geochronology techniques to produce barrier island stratigraphic cross sections to help interpret the recent (last 2000 years) geologic evolution of the island.
Data were collected during USGS field activity 13BIM0. Additional survey details are available at http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=13BIM01
. Funding for this survey was provided by the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program’s Barrier Island Evolution Research (BIER) project (http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/bier/)
. The post-processed Global Positioning System (GPS) data for this survey are provided in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) format.
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Access_Constraints: None. Please see “Distribution Info” for details.
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Theme_Keyword: Barrier Island Mapping
Theme_Keyword: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Place_Keyword: United States of America
Place_Keyword: Dauphin Island
Place_Keyword: Mobile Bay
Place_Keyword: Mississippi Sound
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. The U.S. Geological Survey requests to be acknowledged as originators of the data in future products or derivative research. Users are advised to read the dataset's metadata thoroughly to understand appropriate use and data limitations.
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey, Southeast Region
Contact_Person: Arnell S Forde
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
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