St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Characterizing storm response and recovery using the beach change envelope: Fire Island, New York

Hurricane Sandy at Fire Island, New York presented unique challenges in the quantification of storm impacts using traditional metrics of coastal change, wherein measured changes (shoreline, dune crest, and volume change) did not fully reflect the substantial changes in sediment redistribution following the storm. We used a time series of beach...

Brenner, Owen T.; Lentz, Erika E.; Hapke, Cheryl J.; Henderson, Rachel; Wilson, Kathleen; Nelson, Timothy
Brenner, O.T., Lentz, E.E., Hapke, C.J., Henderson, R.E., Wilson, K.E., and Nelson, T.R., 2017, Characterizing storm response and recovery using the beach change envelope: Fire Island, New York: Geomorphology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.08.004.

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2.3. Global-scale atmospheric dispersion of microorganisms

This chapter addresses long-range dispersion and the survival of microorganisms across a wide range of altitudes in Earth's atmosphere. Topics include mechanisms of dispersion, survivability of microorganisms known to be associated with long-range transport, natural and artificial sources of bioaerosols, residence time estimation through the use...

Delort, Anne-Marie; Amato, Pierre; Griffin, Dale W.; Gonzalez-Martin, Cristina; Hoose, C.; Smith, D.J.
Griffin, D.W., Gonzalez-Martin, C., Hoose, C. and Smith, D.J. (2017) Global-Scale Atmospheric Dispersion of Microorganisms, in Microbiology of Aerosols (eds A.-M. Delort and P. Amato), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781119132318.ch2c

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Natural and human-induced variability in barrier-island response to sea level rise

Storm-driven sediment fluxes onto and behind barrier islands help coastal barrier systems keep pace with sea level rise (SLR). Understanding what controls cross-shore sediment flux magnitudes is critical for making accurate forecasts of barrier response to increased SLR rates. Here, using an existing morphodynamic model for barrier island...

Miselis, Jennifer L.; Lorenzo-Trueba, Jorge
Miselis, J.L., Lorenzo-Trueba, J., 2017, Natural and Human-Induced Variability in Barrier-Island Response to Sea Level Rise: Geophysical Research Letters, 44, pp. 11,922–11,931, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL074811.

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Single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 from Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi

As part of the Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines (SSIEES) project, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted a single-beam bathymetry survey within the estuarine, open-bay, and tidal creek environments of Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi, from May...

DeWitt, Nancy T.; Stalk, Chelsea A.; Smith, Christopher G.; Locker, Stanley D.; Fredericks, Jake J.; McCloskey, Terrence A.; Wheaton, Cathryn J.
DeWitt, N.T., Stalk, C.A., Smith, C.G., Locker, S.D., Fredericks, J.J., McCloskey, T.A., and Wheaton, C.J., 2017, Single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 from Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1070, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1070.

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Chapter 12. Canyons microbiology studies

Off the eastern coast of the United States, several deep canyons cut through the continental shelf, acting like funnels to move sediment from the shelf out to the deep seafloor. Exposed rock outcrops and ledges along the walls of these canyons provide important habitat for deepsea corals and sponges. Although a few scientific expeditions have...

Kellogg, Christina A.; Lawler, Stephanie N.
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Ross S, Brooke S, Baird E, Coykendall E, Davies A, Demopoulos A, France S, Kellogg C, Mather R, Mienis F, Morrison C, Prouty N, Roark B, Robertson C. 2017. Exploration and Research of Mid-Atlantic Deepwater Hard Bottom Habitats and Shipwrecks with Emphasis on Canyons and Coral Communities: Atlantic Deepwater Canyons Study.Volume I: Final Technical Report. Sterling (VA): U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,Atlantic OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2017-060. 1,000 p. + apps.

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A seasonal and spatial comparison of metals, and stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes, in Chincoteague Bay and the marsh deposits of Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia

After Hurricane Sandy, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted a seasonal collection of estuarine, marsh, and sandy overwash surface sediments from Chincoteague Bay, Tom’s Cove, and the surrounding Assateague Island and Delmarva Peninsula in March–April and October 2014. Surplus...

Ellis, Alisha M.; Smith, Christopher G.
Ellis, A.M., and Smith, C.G., 2017, A seasonal and spatial comparison of metals, and stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes, in Chincoteague Bay and the marsh deposits of Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1059, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1059.

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Distribution of foraminifera in Chincoteague Bay and the marshes of Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted a seasonal collection of estuarine, marsh, and sandy washover surface sediments from Chincoteague Bay, Tom’s Cove, and the surrounding Assateague Island and Delmarva Peninsula in March–April and October 2014, after Hurricane Sandy....

Ellis, Alisha M.; Shaw, Jaimie; Osterman, Lisa E.; Smith, Christopher G.
Ellis, A.M., Shaw, J.E., Osterman, L.E., and Smith, C.G., 2017, Distribution of foraminifera in Chincoteague Bay and the marshes of Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1060, available at https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1060.

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Millennial-scale variability in the local radiocarbon reservoir age of south Florida during the Holocene

A growing body of research suggests that the marine environments of south Florida provide a critical link between the tropical and high-latitude Atlantic. Changes in the characteristics of water masses off south Florida may therefore have important implications for our understanding of climatic and oceanographic variability over a broad spatial...

Toth, Lauren T.; Cheng, Hai; Edwards, R. Lawrence; Ashe, Erica; Richey, Julie N.
Toth, L.T., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Ashe, E., and Richey, J.N., 2017, Millennial-scale variability in the local radiocarbon reservoir age of south Florida during the Holocene: Quatenary Geochronology, v. 42, pp. 130-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2017.07.005.

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Analysis of seafloor change around Dauphin Island, Alabama, 1987–2015

Dauphin Island is a 26-km-long barrier island located southwest of Mobile Bay, Alabama, in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. The island contains sandy beaches, dunes, maritime forests, freshwater ponds and intertidal wetlands, providing habitat for many endangered and threatened species. Dauphin Island also provides protection for and maintains...

Flocks, James G.; DeWitt, Nancy T.; Stalk, Chelsea A.
Flocks, J.G., DeWitt, N.T., and Stalk, C.A., 2018, Analysis of seafloor change around Dauphin Island, Alabama, 1987–2015 (ver. 1.1, February 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1112, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171112.

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Morphologic evolution of the wilderness area breach at Fire Island, New York—2012–15

IntroductionHurricane Sandy, which made landfall on October 29, 2012, near Atlantic City, New Jersey, had a significant impact on the coastal system along the south shore of Long Island, New York. A record significant wave height of 9.6 meters (m) was measured at wave buoy 44025, approximately 48 kilometers offshore of Fire Island, New York. Surge...

Hapke, Cheryl J.; Nelson, Timothy R.; Henderson, Rachel E. ; Brenner, Owen T.; Miselis, Jennifer L.
Hapke, C.J., Nelson, T.R., Henderson, R.E., Brenner, O.T., and Miselis, J.L., 2017, Morphologic evolution of the wilderness area breach at Fire Island, New York—2012–15: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1116, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171116.

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Optical and biochemical properties of a southwest Florida whiting event

“Whiting” in oceanography is a term used to describe a sharply defined patch of water that contains high levels of suspended, fine-grained calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Whitings have been reported in many oceanic and lake environments, and recently have been reported in southwest Florida coastal waters. Here, field and laboratory...

Long, Jacqueline; Hu, Chaunmin; Robbins, Lisa L.; Byrne, Robert H.; Paul, John H.; Wolny, Jennifer L.
Jacqueline S. Long, Chuanmin Hu, Lisa L. Robbins, Robert H. Byrne, John H. Paul, Jennifer L. Wolny, Optical and biochemical properties of a southwest Florida whiting event, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Volume 196, 2017, Pages 258-268, ISSN 0272-7714, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.07.017. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272771416305388)

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Plasticity in skeletal characteristics of nursery-raised staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis

Staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, is a threatened species and the primary focus of western Atlantic reef restoration efforts to date. We compared linear extension, calcification rate, and skeletal density of nursery-raised A. cervicornis branches reared for 6 months either on blocks attached to substratum or hanging from...

Kuffner, Ilsa B.; Bartels, Erich; Stathakopoulos, Anastasios; Enochs, Ian C.; Kolodziej, Graham; Toth, Lauren T.; Manzello, Derek P.
Kuffner, I. B., E. Bartels, A. Stathakopoulos, I. C. Enochs, G. Kolodziej, L. T. Toth, and D. P. Manzello. 2017. Plasticity in skeletal characteristics of nursery-raised staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis. Coral Reefs 36:679-684.