USGS Map service: Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise

Metadata Updated: June 9, 2020

The coastal vulnerability index (CVI)provides a preliminary overview, at a National scale, of the relative susceptibility of the Nation's coast to sea-level rise. This initial classification is based upon variables including geomorphology, regional coastal slope, tide range, wave height, relative sea-level rise, and shoreline erosion and accretion rates. The combination of these variables and the association of these variables to each other furnish a broad overview of coastal regions where physical changes are likely to occur due to sea-level rise. To make this coastal vulnerability index data more accessible to the public and other agencies, the USGS created this web service. This web service was created utilizing Esri ArcServer. Vector layers were collected, organized by the coastal regions of the U.S., U.S. Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico Coasts, and symbology made consistent among similar data sets. This service meets open geospatial consortium standards. The geographic information system (GIS) data layers from this web service are cataloged by region for ease of access.

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Metadata Date September 6, 2018
Metadata Created Date January 30, 2020
Metadata Updated Date June 9, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 6, 2018
Metadata Created Date January 30, 2020
Metadata Updated Date June 9, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2011 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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 as the originator of the dataset., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -66.97
Bbox North Lat 49.37
Bbox South Lat 24.96
Bbox West Long -124.73
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Source Title DOI Open Data
Licence Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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