Assessing the Effectiveness of Nourishment in Decadal Barrier Island Morphological Resilience: Model Inputs and Outputs (Initial_Elevations_NA)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Assessing the Effectiveness of Nourishment in Decadal Barrier Island Morphological Resilience: Model Inputs and Outputs (Initial_Elevations_NA)
Abstract:
Using version 5527 of the XBeach numerical model (Roelvink and others, 2009), barrier island morphological change was simulated at Dauphin Island, Alabama (AL), for a 30-year forecast of multiple storms and sea level rise, considering scenarios of no-action and beach and dune nourishment as described in Passeri and others (2021). The two-dimensional XBeach model can be applied to barrier islands to solve for time-dependent topography and bathymetry. The XBeach model setup requires the input of topographic and bathymetric elevations at each grid cell. Model inputs and outputs in the form of topography and bathymetry at each grid cell are provided in this data release. For further information regarding model input generation and visualization of model output, refer to Passeri and others (2021).
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Passeri, Davina L., Bilskie, Matthew V., Hagen, Scott C., Mickey, Rangley C., Dalyander, P. Soupy, and Gonzalez, Victor M., 20210506, Assessing the Effectiveness of Nourishment in Decadal Barrier Island Morphological Resilience: Model Inputs and Outputs (Initial_Elevations_NA): U.S. Geological Survey Data Release doi:10.5066/P9BH4JFR, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, FL.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.3859263742364
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.0476294255021
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.2800636354451
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.1718352348961
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Calendar_Date: 06-May-2021
    Currentness_Reference:
    publication date
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Gulf of Mexico
      This is a Raster data set. It contains the following raster data types:
      • Dimensions 1296 x 1301 x 1, type Grid Cell
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
      Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
      UTM_Zone_Number: 16
      Transverse_Mercator:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -87.000000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
      False_Easting: 500000.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000
      Planar coordinates are encoded using Row and Column
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 1
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 1
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters
      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.25722210100002.
      Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
      Altitude_System_Definition:
      Altitude_Datum_Name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
      Altitude_Resolution: 0.0001
      Altitude_Distance_Units: meter
      Altitude_Encoding_Method: Attribute values
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    The Climate and Forecast (CF)-compliant metadata (version CF-1.6) in the header of the NetCDF file provides spatial information for projecting the data into a Geographic Information System (GIS). It also provides information about the conventions used for attributes in the dataset.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    The entity and attribute information were generated by the individual and/or agency identified as the originator of the dataset. Please review the rest of the metadata record for additional details and information.

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • Davina L. Passeri
    • Matthew V. Bilskie
    • Scott C. Hagen
    • Rangley C. Mickey
    • P. Soupy Dalyander
    • Victor M. Gonzalez
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
    U.S. Geological Survey
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    U.S. Geological Survey, USGS Southeast Region
    Attn: Davina Passeri
    Research Oceanographer
    600 4th Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL
    US

    727-502-8014 (voice)
    727-502-8001 (FAX)
    dpasseri@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

These data were generated for the XBeach model to examine the effectiveness of nourishment in decadal barrier island morphological resilience at Dauphin Island, AL. Initial_Elevations_NA.zip is a dataset consisting of Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata and a Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) file containing the following variables: coordinates of the model grid (Easting and Northing) and the initial bathymetric/topographic (z) model elevation values, in meters, for the no-action scenario.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
    OFR 2020-1001 inputs (source 1 of 1)
    Mickey, R.C., Godsey, E., Dalyander, P.S., Gonzalez, V., Jenkins, R.L. III, Long, J.W., Thompson, D.M., Plant, N.G., 2020, Application of Decadal Modeling Approach to Forecast Barrier Island Evolution, Dauphin Island, Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020-1001, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

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    Type_of_Source_Media: Online digital data
    Source_Contribution:
    Initial model grid and elevations that were used to represent the no-action scenario.
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 2021 (process 1 of 1)
    Mathworks The OFR 2020-1001 inputs of the XBeach model were used to represent the no-action scenario as described in Passeri and others (2021). This dataset, Initial_Elevations_NA.nc provides the initial model elevations for the no-action scenario. The initial model elevations were then packaged into a NetCDF file using the functions available in Mathworks MATLAB (R2017a) for inclusion in this data release. Person who carried out this activity:
    Davina Passeri
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Research Oceanographer
    600 4th Street S
    St. Petersburg, FL
    USA

    (727)-502-8014 (voice)
    (727)-502-8001 (FAX)
    dpasseri@usgs.gov
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?
    Roelvink, D., Reniers, A., van Dongeren, A., van Thiel de Vries, J., McCall, R., and Lescinski, J., 20090915, Modelling storm impacts on beaches, dunes and barrier islands: Coastal Engineering Volume 56, Issues 11-12, November-December 2009, pg. 1133-1152.

    Online Links:

    Passeri, D.L., Bilskie, M.V., Hagen, S.C., Mickey, R.C., Dalyander, P.S., Gonzalez, V.M., 20210330, Assessing the effectiveness of nourishment in decadal barrier island morphological resilience: Water Volume 13, Issue 7, pg. 994.

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How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    This dataset contains the initial model geospatial information and topographic/bathymetric elevations for the no-action scenario. Within the XBeach model, the coordinates are provided in the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system; elevations are provided in meters (m).
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
    The vertical datum used for the elevation data is the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) with an estimated resolution of 0.01 m.
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    These are the complete initial model elevations for the no-action scenario. This dataset is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract section. Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for additional details.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    The initial topographic and bathymetric elevations are supplied at each model grid cell and serve as input for the initial no-action scenario.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator of the dataset.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    U.S. Geological Survey, USGS Southeast Region
    Attn: Davina Passeri
    Research Oceanographer
    600 4th Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL
    US

    727-502-8014 (voice)
    727-502-8001 (FAX)
    dpasseri@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? Initial_Elevations_NA.nc
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    This digital publication was prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution imply any such warranty. The U.S. Geological Survey shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and (or) contained herein. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.
  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 09-Jun-2023
Metadata author:
Davina Passeri
U.S. Geological Survey, USGS Southeast Region
Research Oceanographer
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
US

727-502-8014 (voice)
727-502-8001 (FAX)
dpasseri@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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