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Unvegetated to Vegetated Ratio in coastal wetlands along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast (16-bit GeoTIFF)

Metadata Updated: October 29, 2023

Prior research has shown that sediment budgets, and therefore stability, of microtidal marsh complexes scale with areal unvegetated to vegetated marsh ratios (UVVR) suggesting these metrics are broadly applicable indicators of microtidal marsh vulnerability. This effort has developed the UVVR metric using Landsat 8 satellite imagery for the coastal areas of the contiguous United States (CONUS). These datasets provide annual averages of 1) developed, 2) vegetated, 3) unvegetated fractional covers and 4) an unvegetated to vegetated ratio (UVVR) at 30-meter resolution over the coastal areas of the contiguous United States for the years 2014-2018. Additionally, multi-year average values of vegetated fractional cover and its standard deviation are provided for the coastal wetlands of the contiguous United States based on the National Wetland Inventory delineation. Finally, a UVVR based on the annually-averaged vegetated fractional cover is also provided for the same extent.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
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Data Last Modified 20210205
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
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