Skip to main content

DisOcean: Distance to the ocean: Monomoy Island, MA, 2014

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2013-11-16
End Date
2014-12-27

Citation

Sturdivant, E.J., Zeigler, S.L., Gutierrez, B.T., and Weber, K.M., 2019, Barrier island geomorphology and shorebird habitat metrics–Sixteen sites on the U.S. Atlantic Coast, 2013–2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9V7F6UX.

Summary

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 [...]

Contacts

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

DisOcean_cei_browse.png
“Example of distance to ocean raster. This example is for Cedar Island, VA and...”
thumbnail 155.92 KB image/png
Mon14_DisOcean.tif.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

View
21.83 KB application/fgdc+xml
Extension: Mon14_DisOcean.zip
Mon14_DisOcean.tif 16.51 MB
Mon14_DisOcean.tif-ColorRamp.SLD 2.07 KB

Purpose

The dataset described here identifies the Euclidean distance from the center of each 5x5 m GeoTiff cell within the boundaries of the Monomoy Island, Massachusetts study area to the outermost shoreline of the island. The island shoreline was derived from lidar captured in 2014 at the mean high water (MHW) adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and the mean tidal level (MTL) adjacent to Nantucket Sound (see mon14_shoreline.shp in larger work). See Zeigler and others (2019) for additional details. This dataset is part of a series of spatial datasets used to describe characteristics of barrier islands found along the North American Atlantic coast in order to identify habitat for the federally protected piping plover (Charadrius melodus). Information contained in these spatial datasets was used within a Bayesian network to model the probability that a specific set of landscape characteristics would be associated with piping plover habitat.

Additional Information

Raster Extension

boundingBox
minY41.53747047651403
minX-70.02111327630304
maxY41.664060752386
maxX-69.93312696779226
files
nameMon14_DisOcean.tif
contentTypeimage/geotiff
pathOnDisk__disk__fb/aa/d2/fbaad2968bf1c0cff73ceebcf62cf02861b0ee70
size17308638
dateUploadedFri Oct 18 16:12:22 MDT 2019
nameMon14_DisOcean.tif-ColorRamp.SLD
contentTypeapplication/sld+xml
pathOnDisk__disk__53/27/62/532762c9f2126b72c74bec137d49e60e4480cd16
size2122
dateUploadedFri Oct 18 16:12:22 MDT 2019
nameMon14_DisOcean
nativeCrsEPSG:26919
rasterTypeGeoTIFF

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...