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Carpinteria Salt Marsh Habitat Polygons

January 24, 2017

We identified five common habitat types in Carpinteria Salt Marsh: channels, pans (flats), marsh, salt flat and upland. We then drew polygons around each habitat type identified from a registered and orthorectified aerial photograph and created a GIS shapefile. Polygons were ground-truthed in the field. From these habitat polygons, one can use GIS applications to estimate the area of each habitat type in this estuary.

Publication Year 2017
Title Carpinteria Salt Marsh Habitat Polygons
DOI 10.5066/F7T72FMP
Authors Eleca J. Dunham, Frank T. Mancini, Kevin D Lafferty, Tara E. Stewart, Ryan F. Hechinger
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Western Ecological Research Center - Headquarters