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Date published: May 25, 2018

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...

Date published: May 25, 2018

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...

Date published: May 22, 2018

Multibeam Bathymetry Data Collected in 2016 from Grand Bay Alabama/Mississippi: Trackline Navigation

A reconnaissance multibeam bathymetry survey was conducted by the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) in Grand Bay Alabama/Mississippi on May 12, 2016 as an assessment of the shallow water capabilities of the Teledyne Reson SeaBat T50-P multibeam echosounder, and as an attempt to map the eroding marsh edges at locations of interest around the...

Date published: May 21, 2018

Sediment Data for Samples Collected in 2015, 2016, and 2017 from Coastal Louisiana

Data release doi:10.5066/F71G0KKD associated with this metadata record serves as an archive of sediment data for samples collected in 2015, 2016, and 2017 from coastal Louisiana. In 2015 and 2016, sediment grab samples (N=874) were collected coast-wide along shore-perpendicular transects that included back-barrier, emergent (beach and barrier island), shoreface, and nearshore environments....

Date published: May 18, 2018

Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Tampa Bay to the Marquesas Keys, Florida, June 22–23, 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducts baseline and storm-response photography missions to document and understand the changes in the vulnerability of the Nation's coasts to extreme storms. On June 22–23, 2010, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey from Tampa Bay to the Marquesas Keys, Florida, aboard a Piper Navajo Chieftain aircraft at an altitude of 500 feet (ft) and...

Date published: May 16, 2018

Post-Hurricane Gustav coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, to Isles Dernieres Barrier Islands Refuge, Louisiana, September 4, 2008

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducts baseline and storm-response photography missions to document and understand the changes in the vulnerability of the Nation's coasts to extreme storms. On September 4, 2008, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey from the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, to Isles Dernieres Barrier Islands Refuge, Louisiana, aboard a Beechcraft Super...

Date published: May 4, 2018

Multibeam Bathymetry Data Collected in 2016 from Grand Bay Alabama/Mississippi: Processed elevation point data (x,y,z)

A reconnaissance multibeam bathymetry survey was conducted by the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) in Grand Bay Alabama/Mississippi on May 12, 2016 as an assessment of the shallow water capabilities of the Teledyne Reson SeaBat T50-P multibeam echosounder, and as an attempt to map the eroding marsh edges at locations of interest around the...

Date published: May 1, 2018

Archive of Digitized Analog Boomer Seismic-Reflection Data Collected During U.S. Geological Survey Cruises Erda 92-2 and Erda 92-4 in Mississippi Sound, June and August 1992

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program has actively collected geophysical and sedimentological data in the northern Gulf of Mexico for several decades, including shallow subsurface data in the form of high-resolution seismic reflection profiles (HRSP). Prior to the mid-1990s most HRSP data were collected in analog format as paper rolls of continuous profiles up to...

Date published: April 30, 2018

Time-series coral-cover data from Hawaii, Florida, Mo'orea, and the Virgin Islands

Coral reefs around the world have degraded over the last half-century as evidenced by loss of live coral cover. This ubiquitous observation led to the establishment of long-term, ecological monitoring programs in several regions with sizable coral-reef resources. As part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis working group "Local-scale...

Date published: April 26, 2018

Descriptive core logs, high-resolution images and derived data for Holocene reef cores collected from 1976 to 2017 along the Florida Keys reef tract

The USGS core archive (Reich and others, 2009; https://olga.er.usgs.gov/coreviewer/) houses an extensive collection of coral-reef cores that USGS researchers have collected from throughout the Florida Keys reef tract (FKRT). USGS scientists have compiled all available data on the 71 core records that recovered Holocene reef framework,...

Date published: April 17, 2018

Benthic foraminiferal data from sedimentary cores collected in the Grand Bay (Mississippi) and Dauphin Island (Alabama) salt marshes

Microfossil (benthic foraminifera) data from coastal areas were collected from state and federally managed lands within the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Grand Bay, Mississippi/Alabama; federally managed lands of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on Cedar Island and Little Dauphin Island, Alabama; and municipally managed land around...

Date published: April 13, 2018

Benthic foraminiferal data from the eastern Mississippi Sound salt marshes and estuaries

Microfossil (benthic foraminifera) and coordinate/elevation data were obtained from sediments collected in the coastal zones of Mississippi and Alabama, including marsh and estuarine environments of eastern Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay, in order to develop a census for coastal environments and to aid in paleoenvironmental reconstruction. These data provide a baseline dataset for use in...