Shoreline Change Analysis of Coastal and Estuarine Shorelines in Barnegat and Great Bays, NJ: 1839 to 2012
Shoreline erosion is a significant issue for many coastal states, and as coastal populations continue to grow, these data will become increasingly important for managing coastal habitats and communities. The data presented here include compiled vectorized shorelines and transects with shoreline change rates for both estuarine and open-ocean shorelines in Barnegat and Great Bays, New Jersey. Shoreline change was calculated from digital vector shorelines acquired from historical topographic sheets, aerial photography, and/or lidar. Shoreline change rates are estimated from the shoreline position of multiple dated datasets utilizing the intersection with a perpendicular transect to the congregate shoreline. These analyses were conducted using the Analyzing Movement Boundaries Using R (AMBUR) package. For additional information on AMBUR, see Jackson, C.W., Jr., 2010, Basic User Guide for the AMBUR package for R, version 1.0a.
Note: This data release was versioned on December 08, 2017. Please see the Suggested Citation section for details.
|Shoreline Change Analysis of Coastal and Estuarine Shorelines in Barnegat and Great Bays, NJ: 1839 to 2012
|Kathryn Smith, Joseph F Terrano
|USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
|St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center