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Elevation of marsh units in Fire Island National Seashore and Central Great South Bay salt marsh complex, New York

December 7, 2018

Elevation distribution in the Fire Island National Seashore and Central Great South Bay salt marsh complex is given in terms of mean elevation of conceptual marsh units defined by Defne and Ganju (2018). The elevation data is based on the 1-meter resolution Coastal National Elevation Database (CoNED). Through scientific efforts initiated with the Hurricane Sandy Science Plan, the U.S. Geological Survey has been expanding national assessment of coastal change hazards and forecast products to coastal wetlands, including the Fire Island National Seashore and Central Great South Bay salt marshes, with the intent of providing Federal, State, and local managers with tools to estimate the vulnerability and ecosystem service potential of these wetlands. For this purpose, the response and resilience of coastal wetlands to physical factors need to be assessed in terms of the ensuing change to their vulnerability and ecosystem services. References: Defne, Z., and Ganju, N.K., 2018, Conceptual marsh units for Fire Island National Seashore and Central Great South Bay salt marsh complex, New York: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P95U2MQ7.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Elevation of marsh units in Fire Island National Seashore and Central Great South Bay salt marsh complex, New York
DOI 10.5066/P91K4FZP
Authors Zafer Defne, Neil Kamal Ganju
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center