Development: Development delineation: Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, NJ, 2013–2014

Metadata Updated: January 29, 2020

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 June 20, 2019
Metadata Created Date January 29, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 29, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2019 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Example polygons depicting human development and coastal armoring at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, New Jersey.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 20, 2019
Metadata Created Date January 29, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 29, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2019 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: 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. Please see 'Distribution Info' for details.
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Bbox South Lat 39.53054848
Bbox West Long -74.26745372
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Graphic Preview Description Example polygons depicting human development and coastal armoring at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, New Jersey.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Harvester true
Temporal Extent Begin 2014-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-04-21

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