St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Lidar-derived beach morphology (dune crest, dune toe, and shoreline) for U.S. sandy coastlines

The USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project aims to identify areas of the nation’s coastline that are most vulnerable to extreme storms and long-term shoreline change. These assessments require coastal elevation data across diverse geographic regions and covering a time span of many years.  The datasets published here,...

Doran, Kara; Long, Joseph W.; Birchler, Justin; Brenner, Owen T.; Hardy, Matthew; Morgan, Karen L. M.; Stockdon, Hilary F.; Torres, Miguel Loubriel
Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., Birchler, J.J., Brenner, O.T., Hardy, M.W., Morgan, K.L.M, Stockdon, H.F., and M.L. Torres, 2017, Lidar-derived beach morphology (dune crest, dune toe, and shoreline) for U.S. sandy coastlines: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7GF0S0Z.

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Seafloor elevation change in Maui, St. Croix, St. Thomas, and the Florida Keys

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted research to quantify the combined effect of all constructive and destructive processes on modern coral reef ecosystems by measuring regional-scale changes in seafloor elevation. USGS staff assessed five coral reef ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean (Upper...

Yates, Kimberly K.; Zawada, David G.; Smiley, Nathan A.; Range, Ginger; Resnick, Jessica
Yates, K.K., Zawada, D.G., Smiley, N.A., Tiling-Range, G., Resnick, J.P., 2017, Seafloor elevation change in Maui, St. Croix, St. Thomas, and the Florida Keys: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7WQ01W0.

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Single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 nearshore Dauphin Island, Alabama

Dauphin Island, Alabama is a barrier island located in the Northern Gulf of Mexico that supports local residences, tourism, commercial infrastructure, and the historical Fort Gaines. During the past decade, Dauphin Island has been impacted by several major hurricanes (Ivan, 2004; Katrina, 2005; Isaac, 2012). Storms, along with sea level rise,...

DeWitt, Nancy T.; Stalk, Chelsea A.; Flocks, James G.; Bernier, Julie C.; Kelso, Kyle W.; Fredericks, Jake J.; Tuten, Thomas
DeWitt, N.T., Stalk, C.A., Flocks, J.G., Bernier, J.C., Kelso, K.W., Fredericks, J.J., and Tuten, T., 2017, Single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 nearshore Dauphin Island, Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7BZ648W.

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Coastal bathymetry data collected in May 2015 from Fire Island, New York—Wilderness breach and shoreface

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, conducted a bathymetric survey of Fire Island from May 6-20, 2015. The USGS is involved in a post-Hurricane Sandy effort to map and monitor the morphologic evolution of the wilderness breach as a part of the Hurricane...

Nelson, Timothy R.; Miselis, Jennifer L.; Hapke, Cheryl J.; Brenner, Owen T.; Henderson, Rachel E. ; Reynolds, Billy J.; Wilson, Kathleen E.
Nelson, T.R., Miselis, J.L., Hapke, C.J., Brenner, O.T., Henderson, R.E., Reynolds, B.J., Wilson, K.E., 2017, Coastal bathymetry data collected in May 2015 from Fire Island, New York—Wilderness breach and shoreface: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1049, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1049.

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Biogeographic comparison of Lophelia-associated bacterial communities in the Western Atlantic reveals conserved core microbiome

Over the last decade, publications on deep-sea corals have tripled. Most attention has been paid to Lophelia pertusa, a globally distributed scleractinian coral that creates critical three-dimensional habitat in the deep ocean. The bacterial community associated with L. pertusa has been previously described by a number of studies at sites in the...

Kellogg, Christina A.; Goldsmith, Dawn B.; Gray, Michael A.
Kellogg, CA, D.B. Goldsmith, and MA Gray (2017). Biogeographic comparison of Lophelia-associated bacterial communities in the western Atlantic reveals conserved core microbiome. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:796. DOI 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00796

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Archive of digitized analog boomer seismic-reflection data collected during U.S. Geological Survey cruises Erda 90-1_HC, Erda 90-1_PBP, and Erda 91-3 in Mississippi Sound, June 1990 and September 1991

The U.S. Geological Survey 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...

Bosse, Stephen T.; Flocks, James G.; Forde, Arnell S.
Bosse, S.T, Flocks, J.G, Forde, A.S, 2017, Archive of digitized analog boomer seismic-reflection data collected during U.S. Geological Survey cruises Erda 90-1_HC, Erda 90-1_PBP, and Erda 91-3 in Mississippi Sound, June 1990 and September 1991: U.S Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7BV7DRT.

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EAARL Coastal Topography—Northern Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia, 2003: Bare earth

These datasets, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in collaboration with the National Park Service, provide lidar-derived bare-earth topography for Northern Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia. Elevation measurements were acquired by the Experimental Advanced Airborne...

Kranenburg, Christine; Fredericks, Alexandra M.; Nagle, David B.
Kranenburg, C.J., Fredericks, Xan, and Nagle, D.B., 2017, EAARL Coastal Topography—Northern Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia, 2003—Bare Earth: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7PV6HKJ.

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Hurricane Matthew overwash extents

The National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project exists to understand and predict storm impacts to our nation's coastlines. This data defines the alongshore extent of overwash deposits attributed to coastal processes during Hurricane Matthew.

Doran, Kara; Long, Joseph W.; Birchler, Justin; Range, Ginger
Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., Birchler, J.J., and Tiling-Range, G., 2017, Hurricane Matthew Overwash Extents: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7W09433.

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Microbial formation of labile organic carbon in Antarctic glacial environments

Roughly six petagrams of organic carbon are stored within ice worldwide. This organic carbon is thought to be of old age and highly bioavailable. Along with storage of ancient and new atmospherically deposited organic carbon, microorganisms may contribute substantially to the glacial organic carbon pool. Models of glacial microbial carbon cycling...

Smith, H.J.; Foster, R.; McKnight, D.M.; Lisle, John T.; Littmann, S.; Kuypers, M.M.M.; Foreman, C.M.
Smith, H., Foster, R., McKnight, D., Lisle, J., Littmann, S., Kuypers, M. and Foreman, C. (2017). Microbial formation of labile organic carbon in Antarctic glacial environments. Nature Geoscience 10:356-359.

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Digitized analog boomer seismic-reflection data collected during U.S. Geological Survey cruises Erda 90-1_HC, Erda 90-1_PBP, and Erda 91-3 in Mississippi Sound, June 1990 and September 1991

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...

Bosse, Stephen T.; Flocks, James G.; Forde, Arnell S.
Bosse, S.T., Flocks, J.G., and Forde, A.S., 2017, Digitized analog boomer seismic-reflection data collected during U.S. Geological Survey cruises Erda 90-1_HC, Erda 90-1_PBP, and Erda 91-3 in Mississippi Sound, June 1990 and September 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1047, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1047.

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Sediment lithology and radiochemistry from the back-barrier environments along the northern Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana—March 2012

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center collected a set of 8 sediment cores from the back-barrier environments along the northern Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, in March 2012. The sampling efforts were part of a larger USGS study to evaluate effects on the geomorphology of the Chandeleur...

Marot, Marci E.; Smith, Christopher G.; Adams, C. Scott; Richwine, Kathryn A.
Marot, M.E., Smith, C.G., Adams, C.S., and Richwine, K.A, 2017, Sediment lithology and radiochemistry from the back-barrier environments along the northern Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana—March 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1045, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1045.

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Correction of elevation offsets in multiple co-located lidar datasets

IntroductionTopographic elevation data collected with airborne light detection and ranging (lidar) can be used to analyze short- and long-term changes to beach and dune systems. Analysis of multiple lidar datasets at Dauphin Island, Alabama, revealed systematic, island-wide elevation differences on the order of 10s of centimeters (cm) that were...

Thompson, David M.; Dalyander, P. Soupy; Long, Joseph W.; Plant, Nathaniel G.
Thompson, D.M., Dalyander, P.S., Long, J.W., and Plant, N.G., 2017, Correction of elevation offsets in multiple co-located lidar datasets: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1031, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171031.