• shoreline, inletLines: Shoreline polygons and tidal inlet delineations: Assawoman Island, VA, 2014

    Metadata Updated: March 22, 2021

    Understanding how sea-level rise will affect coastal landforms and the species and habitats they support is critical for crafting approaches that balance the needs of humans and native species. Given this increasing need to forecast sea-level rise effects on barrier islands in the near and long terms, we are developing Bayesian networks to evaluate and to forecast the cascading effects of sea-level rise on shoreline change, barrier island state, and piping plover habitat availability. We use publicly available data products, such as lidar, orthophotography, and geomorphic feature sets derived from those, to extract metrics of barrier island characteristics at consistent sampling distances. The metrics are then incorporated into predictive models and the training data used to parameterize those models. This data release contains the extracted metrics of barrier island geomorphology and spatial data layers of habitat characteristics that are input to Bayesian networks for piping plover habitat availability and barrier island geomorphology. These datasets and models are being developed for sites along the northeastern coast of the United States. This work is one component of a larger research and management program that seeks to understand and sustain the ecological value, ecosystem services, and habitat suitability of beaches in the face of storm impacts, climate change, and sea-level rise.

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    Metadata Date August 10, 2020
    Metadata Created Date March 22, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 22, 2021
    Reference Date(s) December 20, 2019 (publication)
    Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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    Harvested from USGS-Harvest

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    Example shoreline polygon (blue) and inlet delineation (red). This example is from Assateague Island, VA and may not represent this dataset.

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    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date August 10, 2020
    Metadata Created Date March 22, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 22, 2021
    Reference Date(s) December 20, 2019 (publication)
    Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
    Contact Email
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    Access Constraints Use Constraints: Not to be used for navigation. Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information., Access Constraints: none
    Bbox East Long -75.41645304
    Bbox North Lat 37.89404401
    Bbox South Lat 37.78041354
    Bbox West Long -75.53478313
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update notPlanned
    Graphic Preview Description Example shoreline polygon (blue) and inlet delineation (red). This example is from Assateague Island, VA and may not represent this dataset.
    Graphic Preview File https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/file/get/5daa379ee4b09fd3b0c9cea4/?name=shoreline_asis_browse.png
    Graphic Preview Type PNG
    Licence Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS or the U.S. Government shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
    Metadata Language eng; USA
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress completed
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 2013-11-01
    Temporal Extent End 2014-06-01

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