St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Archive of bathymetry data collected in South Florida from 1995 to 2015

DescriptionLand development and alterations of the ecosystem in south Florida over the past 100 years have decreased freshwater and increased nutrient flows into many of Florida's estuaries, bays, and coastal regions. As a result, there has been a decrease in the water quality in many of these critical habitats, often prompting seagrass die-offs...

Hansen, Mark Erik; DeWitt, Nancy T.; Reynolds, Billy J.
Hansen, M.E., DeWitt, N.T., and Reynolds, B.J., 2017, Archive of bathymetry data collected in South Florida from 1995 to 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1031, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1031.

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Archive of digitized analog boomer seismic reflection data collected during U.S. Geological Survey cruise Acadiana 87-2 in the northern Gulf of Mexico, June 1987

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., Forde, A.S., 2017, Archive of digitized analog boomer seismic reflection data collected during U.S. Geological Survey cruise Acadiana 87-2 in the northern Gulf of Mexico, June 1987: U.S Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7F47MC2.

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Systems approaches for coastal hazard assessment and resilience

The framework presented herein supports a changing paradigm in the approaches used by coastal researchers, engineers, and social scientists to model the impacts of climate change and sea level rise (SLR) in particular along low-gradient coastal landscapes. Use of a System of Systems (SoS) approach to the coastal dynamics of SLR is encouraged to...

Hagen, Scott C.; Passeri, Davina L.; Bilskie, Matthew V.; DeLorme, Denise E.; Yoskowitz, David

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Coastal geophysical data collected in 2016 nearshore Cape Canaveral, Florida

Geophysical data including multibeam bathymetry and backscatter, side scan sonar, and chirp subbottom were collected by Coastal Carolina University (CCU) Center for Marine and Wetland Studies (CMWS), Conway, South Carolina, in June 2016 in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC...

Buster, Noreen A.; Miselis, Jennifer L.; Okano, Shinobu; Gayes, Paul T.; Hill, Jenna C.
Buster, N.A., Miselis, J.L., Okano, S., Gayes, P.T., Hill, J.C., 2017, Coastal geophysical data collected in 2016 nearshore Cape Canaveral, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7833Q8J.

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Examples of storm impacts on barrier islands: Chapter 4

This chapter focuses on the morphologic variability of barrier islands and on the differences in storm response. It describes different types of barrier island response to individual storms, as well as the integrated response of barrier islands to many storms. The chapter considers case study on the Chandeleur Island chain, where a decadal time...

Plant, Nathaniel G.; Doran, Kara S.; Stockdon, Hilary F.

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Archive of sediment physical properties and grain-size data for sediment samples collected offshore of Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia:

This data release serves as an archive of sediment physical properties and grain-size data for surficial samples collected offshore of Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia, for comparison with surficial estuarine and subaerial sedimentological samples collected and assessed following Hurricane Sandy (Ellis and others, 2015; Smith and others,...

Ellis, Alisha M.; Wheaton, Cathryn J.; Smith, Christopher G.
Ellis, A.M., Wheaton, C.J., Smith, C.G., 2017, Archive of sediment physical properties and grain-size data for sediment samples collected offshore of Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7HX19WB.

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Hydrological data concerning submarine groundwater discharge along the western margin of Indian River Lagoon, east-central Florida - December 2016 and January 2017

Indian River Lagoon, one of the most biologically diverse estuarine systems in the continental United States, is a shallow brackish lagoon stretching along approximately 200 kilometers (km) of the Atlantic coast of central Florida. Lagoon width varies from ~0.5 – 9.0 km, with substantial human infrastructure lining both shores. Scientists from the...

McCloskey, Terrence A.; Smith, Christopher G.; Zaremba, Nicholas; McBride, Elsie; Everhart, Cheyenne
McCloskey, T.A., Smith, C.G., Zaremba, N.J., McBride, E., and Everhart, C., 2017, Hydrological data concerning submarine groundwater discharge along the western margin of Indian River Lagoon, east-central Florida - December 2016 and January 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7PZ5725.

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Seasonal sedimentary data collected from Old Tampa Bay, Florida, 2015–2016

The toxic dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense (P. bahamense) produces recurring, persistent summer algal blooms in Old Tampa Bay, Florida, which degrade water quality and are potentially harmful to humans if contaminated shellfish is consumed. As part of its life cycle, P. bahamense produces dormant cysts, which settle to the...

Marot, Marci E.; Wheaton, Cathryn J.; Smith, Christopher G.
Marot, M.E., Wheaton, C.J., and Smith, C.G., 2017, Seasonal sedimentary data collected from Old Tampa Bay, Florida, 2015–2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7K64G99.

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Vector shorelines and associated shoreline change rates derived from Lidar and aerial imagery for Dauphin Island, Alabama: 1940-2015

In support of studies and assessments of barrier island evolution in the Gulf of Mexico, rates of shoreline change for Dauphin Island, Alabama, were calculated using two different shoreline proxy datasets with a total temporal span of 75 years.  Mean High Water line (MHW) shorelines were generated from 14 lidar datasets from 1998 to 2014, and...

Henderson, Rachel; Nelson, Paul R.; Long, Joseph W.; Smith, Christopher G.
Henderson, R.E, Nelson, P. R., Long, J.W., Smith, C., 2017, Vector Shorelines and Associated Shoreline Change Rates Derived from Lidar and Aerial Imagery for Dauphin Island, Alabama: 1940-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7T43RB5.

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The physical characteristics of the sediments on and surrounding Dauphin Island, Alabama

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center collected 303 surface sediment samples from Dauphin Island, Alabama, and the surrounding water bodies in August 2015. These sediments were processed to determine physical characteristics such as organic content, bulk density, and grain-size. The...

Ellis, Alisha M.; Marot, Marci E.; Smith, Christopher G.; Wheaton, Cathryn J.
Ellis, A.M., Marot, M.E., Smith, C.G., and Wheaton, C.J., 2017, The physical characteristics of the sediments on and surrounding Dauphin Island, Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1046, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1046.

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Predation by Acanthurus leucopareius on black-band disease in Kauai, Hawaii

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Kellogg, Christina A.; West, Amy; Runyon, Christina M.
Kellogg, CA, West, AE, and Runyon, CM (2017). Predation by Acanthurus leucopareius on black-band disease in Kauai, Hawaii. Bulletin of Marine Science 93(3): 891-892. https://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2016.1104

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Coastal Topography—Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia, Post-Hurricane Hermine, 10–12 September 2016

Lidar-derived seamless (bare earth and submerged) topography Digital Elevation Model (DEM) mosaic and classified point-cloud datasets were produced from remotely sensed, geographically referenced elevation measurements collected post-Hurricane Hermine on September 10–12, 2016.

Fredericks, Alexandra M.; Plant, Nathaniel G.
Fredericks, Xan, Plant, N.G., 2017, Coastal Topography–Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia, Post-Hurricane Hermine, 10-12 September 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7NP22NH.