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Holocene evolution of Apalachicola Bay, Florida

March 30, 2011

A program of geophysical mapping and vibracoring was conducted in 2007 to better understand the geologic evolution of Apalachicola Bay and its response to sea-level rise. A detailed geologic history could help better understand how this bay may respond to both short-term (for example, storm surge) and long-term sea-level rise. The results of this study were published (Osterman and others, 2009) as part of a special issue of Geo-Marine Letters that documents early results from the Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) Ecosystem Change and Hazard Susceptibility Project.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2011
Title Holocene evolution of Apalachicola Bay, Florida
DOI 10.3133/fs20113028
Authors Lisa E. Osterman, David C. Twichell
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2011-3028
Index ID fs20113028
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center