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Humboldt Marsh DEM

Takekawa, J.Y., Thorne, K.M., Buffington, K.J., Freeman, C.M., Powelson, K.W., and Block G. 2013. Assessing marsh response from sea-level rise applying local site conditions: Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Unpubl. Data Summary Report. USGS Western Ecological Research Center, Vallejo, CA. 44pp + Appendices.


2015-04-15 21:47:41
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2015-05-18 18:00:55


Dr. Karen Thorne(Principal Investigator), North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2015-04-15(creation), 2015-05-18(lastUpdate), Humboldt Marsh DEM,


contains digital elevation models in TIFF format for salt marshes surveyed within the Humboldt Bay during the summer of 2012 and the spring of 2013. Climate change scenarios typically address top-down global to continental scale changes; thus, few are easily interpretable to local land managers or contain vertical resolution that is useful at the local level for developing climate change adaptation strategies. Our studies support a bottom-up local approach to evaluating SLR effects at the parcel scale providing information and data sets useful in assessing responses. We collect comprehensive, detailed site-specific data that are used to model marsh ecological response from SLR and storms. By implementing this approach across sites [...]


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the objectives of the study were to: (1) develop high resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) for the salt marshes, (2) monitor water levels and tidal cycles to assess parcel level inundation patterns and extreme water events, and (3) document the distribution of plants species along the tidal elevation gradient with recognition that recent restoration activities have likely altered distributions of some species


The data are released on condition that the U.S. Geological Survey or United States Government may not be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. Permission must be granted by the U.S. Geological Survey (see contact information). Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to the accuracy of the data and related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of this data, software, or related materials.


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