Originator: Kathryn E.L. Smith
Originator: Joseph F. Terrano
Shoreline Change Rates for Barnegat and Great Bay, NJ: 1839 to 2012 (ver 1.1, December 2017)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector Digital Dataset (Polyline)
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release
Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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 evaluating living shoreline resources, decision-making for future resource and urban planning, and restoration of both protected and open-ocean shorelines.
The purpose of these data is to examine the shoreline change rates for Barnegat and Great Bay, New Jersey.
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: Shoreline data
Theme_Keyword: Shoreline map
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: coastal processes
Theme_Keyword: aerial photography
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Place_Keyword: Barnegat Bay
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Little Egg Harbor
Place_Keyword: Absecon Bay
Place_Keyword: Reed Bay
Place_Keyword: Great Bay
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Manahawkin Bay
Place_Keyword: Little Bay
The U.S. Geological Survey requests to be acknowledged as originator of the data in future products or derivative research.
U.S. Geological Survey St Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Contact_Person: Kathryn E.L. Smith
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
Acknowledgment of the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, as a data source would be appreciated in products developed from these data, and such acknowledgment as is standard for citation and legal practices. Sharing of new data layers developed directly from these data would also be appreciated by the U.S. Geological Survey staff. Users should be aware that comparisons with other datasets for the same area from other time periods may be inaccurate due to inconsistencies resulting from changes in photointerpretation, mapping conventions, and digital processes over time. These data are not legal documents and are not to be used as such.
Environment as of Metadata Creation: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1 (Build 4959) Service Pack N/A (Build N/A)
Originator: Jackson, C.W., Jr.
Title: Basic User Guide for the AMBUR package for R, version 1.0a