St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Year Published: 2007

A deep reef in deep trouble

The well-documented degradation of shallower reefs which are often closer to land and more vulnerable to pollution, sewage and other human-related stressors has led to the suggestion that deeper, more remote offshore reefs could possibly serve as sources of coral and fish larvae to replenish the shallower reefs. Yet, the distribution, status, and...

Menza, Charles; Kendall, M.; Rogers, C.; Miller, J.
A deep reef in deep trouble; 2007; Article; Journal; Continental Shelf Research; Menza, C.; Kendall, M.; Rogers, C.; Miller, J.

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Geologic characterization of shelf areas using usSEABED for GIS mapping, modeling processes and assessing marine sand and gravel resources

Geologic maps depicting offshore sedimentary features serve many scientific and applied purposes. Such maps have been lacking, but recent computer technology and software offer promise in the capture and display of diverse marine data. Continental margins contain landforms which provide a variety of important functions and contain important...

Williams, S.J.; Bliss, J. D.; Arsenault, M.A.; Jenkins, C.J.; Goff, J.A.
Geologic characterization of shelf areas using usSEABED for GIS mapping, modeling processes and assessing marine sand and gravel resources; 2007; Article; Conference publication; Coastal Sediments '07 - Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes; Williams, S. Jeffress; Bliss, James D.; Arsenault, Matthew A.; Jenkins, Chris J.; Goff, John A.

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Year Published: 2006

Geochemistry of the Amazon Estuary

The Amazon River supplies more freshwater to the ocean than any other river in the world. This enormous volume of freshwater forces the estuarine mixing out of the river channel and onto the continental shelf. On the continental shelf, the estuarine mixing occurs in a very dynamic environment unlike that of a typical estuary. The tides,...

Smoak, Joseph M.; Krest, James M.; Swarzenski, Peter W

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Year Published: 2006

Hurricanes 2004: An overview of their characteristics and coastal change

Four hurricanes battered the state of Florida during 2004, the most affecting any state since Texas endured four in 1884. Each of the storms changed the coast differently. Average shoreline change within the right front quadrant of hurricane force winds varied from 1 m of shoreline advance to 20 m of retreat, whereas average sand volume change...

Sallenger, Asbury H.; Stockdon, Hilary; Fauver, Laura A.; Hansen, Mark; Thompson, David; Wright, C. Wayne; Lillycrop, Jeff

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Sand mining impacts on long-term dune erosion in southern Monterey Bay

Southern Monterey Bay was the most intensively mined shoreline (with sand removed directly from the surf zone) in the U.S. during the period from 1906 until 1990, when the mines were closed following hypotheses that the mining caused coastal erosion. It is estimated that the yearly averaged amount of mined sand between 1940 and 1984 was 128,000...

Thornton, E.B.; Sallenger, Abby; Sesto, Juan Conforto; Egley, L.; McGee, Timothy; Parsons, Rost

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Response of Everglades tree islands to environmental change

Tree islands are centers of biodiversity within the Florida Everglades, USA, but the factors controlling their distribution, formation, and development are poorly understood. We use pollen assemblages from tree islands throughout the greater Everglades ecosystem to reconstruct the timing of tree island formation, patterns of development, and...

Willard, Debra A.; Bernhardt, Christopher E.; Holmes, Charles W.; Landacre, Bryan; Marot, Marci E.

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Year Published: 2006

Aerobiology and the global transport of desert dust

Desert winds aerosolize several billion tons of soil-derived dust each year, including concentrated seasonal pulses from Africa and Asia. These transoceanic and transcontinental dust events inject a large pulse of microorganisms and pollen into the atmosphere and could therefore have a role in transporting pathogens or expanding the...

Kellogg, Christina A.; Griffin, Dale W.

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Year Published: 2006

Reconnaissance investigation of Caribbean extreme wave deposits--Preliminary observations, interpretations, and research directions

 This report presents an overview of preliminary geological investigations and recommended future research activities in the Caribbean region pertaining to coastal hazards with an emphasis on establishing tsunami risk for U.S. territories. Fieldwork was conducted in March 2006 on the islands of Bonaire, Puerto Rico, and Guadeloupe to evaluate...

Morton, Robert A.; Richmond, Bruce M.; Jaffe, Bruce E.; Gelfenbaum, Guy
Reconnaissance Investigation of Caribbean Extreme Wave Deposits--Preliminary Observations, Interpretations, and Research Directions; 2006; OFR; 2006-1293; Morton, Robert A.; Richmond, Bruce M.; Jaffe, Bruce E.; Gelfenbaum, Guy

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Year Published: 2006

Along-Track Reef Imaging System (ATRIS)

"Along-Track Reef Imaging System (ATRIS)" describes the U.S. Geological Survey's Along-Track Reef Imaging System, a boat-based sensor package for rapidly mapping shallow water benthic environments. ATRIS acquires high resolution, color digital images that are accurately geo-located in real-time.

Brock, John; Zawada, Dave
Along-Track Reef Imaging System (ATRIS); 2006; FS; 2006-3051; Brock, John; Zawada, Dave

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Extracting shorelines from NASA airborne topographic lidar-derived digital elevation models

This report documents part of the National Park Service (NPS)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)/National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aerial Data Collection and Creation of Products for Park Vital Signs Project. This report is one in a series that describes methods for extracting topographic features from aerial survey data as part of a...

Harris, M.; Brock, J.; Nayegandhi, A.; Duffy, M.
Extracting shorelines from NASA airborne topographic lidar-derived digital elevation models; 2006; OFR; 2005-1427; Harris, M.; Brock, J.; Nayegandhi, A.; Duffy, M.

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usSEABED: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) offshore surficial sediment data release

Over the past 50 years there has been an explosion in scientific interest, research effort and information gathered on the geologic sedimentary character of the United States continental margin. Data and information from thousands of publications have greatly increased our scientific understanding of the geologic origins of the shelf surface but...

Buczkowski, Brian J.; Reid, Jane A.; Jenkins, Chris J.; Reid, Jamey M.; Williams, S. Jeffress; Flocks, James G.
usSEABED: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) offshore surficial sediment data release; 2006; DS; 146; Buczkowski, Brian J.; Reid, Jane A.; Jenkins, Chris J.; Reid, Jamey M.; Williams, S. Jeffress; Flocks, James G.

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Identification and extraction of the seaward edge of terrestrial vegetation using digital aerial photography

This report is created as part of the Aerial Data Collection and Creation of Products for Park Vital Signs Monitoring within the Northeast Region Coastal and Barrier Network project, which is a joint project between the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program (NPS-IM), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)...

Harris, Melanie; Brock, John; Nayegandhi, A.; Duffy, M.; Wright, C.W.
Identification and extraction of the seaward edge of terrestrial vegetation using digital aerial photography; 2006; OFR; 2006-1092; Harris, Melanie; Brock, John C.; Nayegandhi, A.; Duffy, M.; Wright, C. W.