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Extent and magnitude of damage to Florida coral reefs in 2017

Detailed Description

Map showing example extent and magnitude of damage to the coral reefs caused by the 2017 Hurricanes in Florida, based on Viehman and others. Colors indicate magnitude of coral damage (damage category).


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USGS Open-File Report 2021-1056
Rigorously Valuing the Impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on Coastal Hazard Risk in Florida and Puerto Rico

Viehman and others, 2018
NCCOS Assessment—Coral Disturbance Response Monitoring (DRM) along the Florida reef tract following Hurricane Irma from 2017-10-09 to 2017-10-18 (NCEI Accession 0179071)

Viehman and others, 2020a
NCCOS Assessment— Assessment of Puerto Rico’s coral reefs following Hurricanes Irma and Maria from 2018-02-25 to 2018-
06-15 (NCEI Accession 0221189)

Viehman and others, 2020b
Coral assessment and restoration in the U.S. Caribbean after 2017 hurricanes