USGS scientist measures water, sediment movement in coastal salt marsh

From a distance, a man stands behind a table set up on the edge of a marsh operating a small orange craft in the water by cable

Detailed Description

USGS scientist Zafer Defne measures water and sediment movement at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey. Defne is co-author with Neil Ganju of a 2017 study on how to estimate coastal salt marshes’ potential longevity, based on their sediment budgets and the ratio of open water to vegetation.


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Location Taken: US