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Understanding the Role Coastal Marshes Play in Protecting Communities from Storm Surge and Flooding - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)

Metadata Updated: March 15, 2024

The research team developed a vegetation-resolving three-dimensional surge-wave model to simulate storm impacts on Piermont Marsh and the adjacent Village. The model incorporated locally collected data on plant distribution and structure, as well as observed and simulated wind and water level data from the Hudson River. By modeling the impacts of Superstorm Sandy, they found that marsh vegetation with predominantly invasive common reed, Phragmites australis, reduced 66% of the wave energy, but less than 1% of the flood, at the Village. The marsh vegetation also significantly prevented transport of debris from the southeastern corner of the marsh. If managers were to replace Phragmites with the shorter, native cattail, Typha angustifolia , simulations of Sandy, which occurred in October, suggest that Piermont Marsh’s wave and debris buffering capacity would be preserved. However, had Sandy occurred in May/June when Typha is much shorter and sparser, the marsh would have been unable to buffer the wave and debris as effectively. The Piermont Marsh Coastal GeoTool allows Village of officials and resource managers to explore how homes and buildings would be impacted under marsh management and sea-level rise scenarios.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2020-09 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS OCM

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2020-09 (publication)
Responsible Party Office for Coastal Management (Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:47705
Access Constraints Cite As: Office for Coastal Management, [Date of Access]: Understanding the Role Coastal Marshes Play in Protecting Communities from Storm Surge and Flooding - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative) [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/47705., Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC)., Distribution Liability: The distributor does not assume liability.
Bbox East Long -73.9
Bbox North Lat 41.32
Bbox South Lat 41.27
Bbox West Long -74
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id d37335cf-0f88-443f-96d4-742ebbeae4b6
Harvest Source Id c0121fd9-df15-4168-ac04-42f6e36a794d
Harvest Source Title NOS OCM
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage This information is detailed within the project links.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-74.0, 41.27], [-73.9, 41.27], [-73.9, 41.32], [-74.0, 41.32], [-74.0, 41.27]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2016-11-01
Temporal Extent End 2020-09-01

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