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Benthic Habitats

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USGS Role in DEEP SEARCH: Deep Sea Exploration to Advance Research on Coral, Canyon, and Cold-seep Habitats

USGS scientists are collaborating with multiple agencies to provide the esssential foundation for understanding these deep-sea environments.
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Natural Subsidence and Sea-Level Rise - Subsidence and Wetland Loss Related to Fluid Energy Production, Gulf Coast Basin

Geologic proxies may shed light on long-term environmental trends and stability of the Louisiana coastal marsh. The combined processes of accretion, sea-level rise and subsidence influence wetland elevation and determine marsh stability.
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Natural Subsidence and Sea-Level Rise - Subsidence and Wetland Loss Related to Fluid Energy Production, Gulf Coast Basin

Geologic proxies may shed light on long-term environmental trends and stability of the Louisiana coastal marsh. The combined processes of accretion, sea-level rise and subsidence influence wetland elevation and determine marsh stability.
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Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CREST)

The specific objectives of this project are to identify and describe the processes that are important in determining rates of coral-reef construction. How quickly the skeletons of calcifying organisms accumulate to form massive barrier-reef structure is determined by processes of both construction (how fast organisms grow and reproduce) and destruction (how fast reefs break down by mechanical...
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Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CREST)

The specific objectives of this project are to identify and describe the processes that are important in determining rates of coral-reef construction. How quickly the skeletons of calcifying organisms accumulate to form massive barrier-reef structure is determined by processes of both construction (how fast organisms grow and reproduce) and destruction (how fast reefs break down by mechanical...
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Modeling Seafloor Structural Complexity

This effort focused on understanding the patterns and scalability of roughness and topographic complexity of marine habitats, such as coral reefs.
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Modeling Seafloor Structural Complexity

This effort focused on understanding the patterns and scalability of roughness and topographic complexity of marine habitats, such as coral reefs.
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Along-Track Reef Imaging System (ATRIS)

ATRIS is a benthic-survey tool that simultaneously acquires geo-located, color, digital images with corresponding water depths.
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Along-Track Reef Imaging System (ATRIS)

ATRIS is a benthic-survey tool that simultaneously acquires geo-located, color, digital images with corresponding water depths.
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Advanced Remote Sensing Methods for Coastal Science and Management

This project focused on developing algorithms for quantifying benthic habitat complexity from images, modeling the structural complexity of the seafloor, and using fluorescence signatures to classify coral reef habitats.
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Advanced Remote Sensing Methods for Coastal Science and Management

This project focused on developing algorithms for quantifying benthic habitat complexity from images, modeling the structural complexity of the seafloor, and using fluorescence signatures to classify coral reef habitats.
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