Area of habitat still above water per decade of projected sea level rise for islands in two study areas off Florida's Gulf coast
Sand beaches are dynamic, making it difficult to accurately predict habitat loss from sea level rise (SLR). We mapped sand beach habitat based on two datasets - a remotely sensed land cover and hand-digitized aerial imagery collected concurrently with digital elevation data. Data include the predicted area of beach habitat still above water (units = number of pixels) from SLR per decade, for 3 SLR scenarios, based on two mapping methods, for 12 barrier island beaches and 4 control islands off Florida's Gulf Coast.
|Area of habitat still above water per decade of projected sea level rise for islands in two study areas off Florida's Gulf coast
|Erin L Koen, William J Barichivich, Susan Walls
|USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
|Wetland and Aquatic Research Center