Carpinteria Salt Marsh Habitat Polygons
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.
|Carpinteria Salt Marsh Habitat Polygons
|Eleca J. Dunham, Frank T. Mancini, Kevin D Lafferty, Tara E. Stewart, Ryan F. Hechinger
|USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
|Western Ecological Research Center - Headquarters