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Date published: February 16, 2017

Storm-Impact Scenario XBeach Model Inputs – Initial Bathymetry and Topography Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Grid

The numerical model XBeach (version 4937) was used to investigate how different storm scenarios impact the sediment berm constructed offshore of the Chandeleur Islands and adjacent areas. The XBeach model solves coupled 2-dimensional, horizontal wave propagation equations to predict flow, sediment transport, and bottom changes for varying spectral wave and flow boundary conditions (Ro

Date published: February 14, 2017

Experimental data comparing two coral grow-out methods in nursery-raised Acropora cervicornis

Staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, is a threatened species and the primary focus of western Atlantic reef-restoration efforts to date. As part of the USGS Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies project (http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/crest/), scientists investigated skeletal characteristics of nursery-grown staghorn coral reared using two commonly used...

Date published: February 1, 2017

Underwater temperature data collected from off-shore coral reefs of the Florida Keys, U.S.A.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies (CREST) project (http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/crest/) provides science that helps resource managers tasked with the stewardship of coral reef resources. Coral reef organisms are very sensitive to high and low water-temperature extremes. It is critical to precisely know water...

Date published: January 6, 2017

Storm-Impact Scenario XBeach Model Results – Scenario 1 Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Grid

The numerical model XBeach (version 4937) was used to investigate how different storm scenarios impact the sediment berm constructed offshore of the Chandeleur Islands and adjacent areas. The XBeach model solves coupled 2-dimensional, horizontal wave propagation equations to predict flow, sediment transport, and bottom changes for varying spectral wave and flow boundary conditions (Ro

Date published: January 1, 2017

EAARL Coastal Topography--Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia, 2005: First Surface

A first-surface topography Digital Elevation Model (DEM) mosaic for the Assateague Island National Seashore was produced from remotely sensed, geographically referenced elevation measurements acquired cooperatively by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service (NPS). Elevation measurements were collected over Assateague Island National Seashore using the first-g

Date published: January 1, 2017

EAARL Coastal Topography--Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia, 2005: Bare Earth

A bare-earth topography Digital Elevation Model (DEM) mosaic for the Assateague Island National Seashore was produced from remotely sensed, geographically referenced elevation measurements acquired cooperatively by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service (NPS). Elevation measurements were collected over Assateague Island National Seashore using the first-gene

Date published: January 1, 2017

Sediment data from vibracores collected in January 2015 from around Breton Island, Louisiana (U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity Number 2014–336–FA)

Breton Island, located at the southern end of the Chandeleur Islands, supports one of Louisiana’s largest historical brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) nesting colonies. Although the brown pelican was delisted as an endangered species in 2009, nesting areas are threatened by continued land loss and are extremely vulnerable to storm impacts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Date published: January 1, 2017

Lidar-Derived Bare-Earth XYZ for EAARL Coastal Topography—Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Pre-Hurricane Isabel, 2003

ASCII XYZ data for Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, were produced from remotely sensed, geographically referenced elevation measurements collected pre-Hurricane Isabel on September 16, 2003 by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Elevation measurements were collected over the area using the first-generation Experimen

Date published: January 1, 2017

Elevation Data Collected in 2010 from Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana

Data release doi:10.5066/F7BR8QBH associated with this metadata record serves as an archive of elevation data collected in August 2010 from Sabine National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR), Louisiana (U.S. Geological Survey [USGS] Field Activity Number [FAN] 10SWL01). Point (xyz) elevations were collected from historically formed open-water bodies and the surrounding emergent mars

Date published: January 1, 2017

Shorelines of the Alabama coastal region used in shoreline change analysis

Sandy ocean beaches are a popular recreational destination, often surrounded by communities containing valuable real estate. Development is on the rise despite the fact that coastal infrastructure is subjected to flooding and erosion. As a result, there is an increased demand for accurate information regarding past and present shoreline changes. To meet these national needs, the Coastal

Date published: January 1, 2017

Digital Shoreline Analysis System version 4.3 Transects with Short-Term End Point Rate Calculations for Georgia (GA)

Sandy ocean beaches are a popular recreational destination, often surrounded by communities containing valuable real estate. Development is on the rise despite the fact that coastal infrastructure is subjected to flooding and erosion. As a result, there is an increased demand for accurate information regarding past and present shoreline changes. To meet these national needs, the Coastal

Date published: January 1, 2017

Sediment data collected in July 2014 from around Breton and Gosier Islands, Louisiana (U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity Numbers 2014–314–FA and 14BIM04)

Breton Island, located at the southern end of the Chandeleur Islands, supports one of Louisiana’s largest historical brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) nesting colonies. Although the brown pelican was delisted as an endangered species in 2009, nesting areas are threatened by continued land loss and are extremely vulnerable to storm impacts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service