Elevation of marsh units in Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia

Metadata Updated: December 11, 2019

Elevation distribution in the Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS) salt marsh complex and Chincoteague Bay is given in terms of mean elevation of conceptual marsh units defined by Defne and Ganju (2018). The elevation data is based on the 1-meter resolution Coastal National Elevation Database (CoNED). Through scientific efforts initiated with the Hurricane Sandy Science Plan, the U.S. Geological Survey has been expanding national assessment of coastal change hazards and forecast products to coastal wetlands, including the Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague Bay salt marshes, with the intent of providing Federal, State, and local managers with tools to estimate the vulnerability and ecosystem service potential of these wetlands. For this purpose, the response and resilience of coastal wetlands to physical factors need to be assessed in terms of the ensuing change to their vulnerability and ecosystem services. References: Defne, Z., and Ganju, N.K., 2018, Conceptual marsh units for Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P92ZW4D9.

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Metadata Date August 25, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 10, 2019
Metadata Updated Date December 11, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
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Graphic that shows elevation in marsh units of ASIS and Chincoteague Bay salt marsh complex overlaying Esri basemap.

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Metadata Date August 25, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 10, 2019
Metadata Updated Date December 11, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: The mean elevation for each marsh unit is defined for scientific research purposes and should not be used as a sole source of reference for any regulations and policy making. Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey as the source of this information., Access Constraints: None
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Bbox West Long -75.495501125
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