West-Central Florida Coastal Classification Maps - Anclote Key to Venice Inlet
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2003_227

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Summary
Abstract: This data set describes a Coastal Classification Map that extends from Anclote
Key to Venice Inlet. One purpose of the USGS National Assessment of Coastal
Change Project is to provide accurate representations of pre-storm ground
conditions for areas that are designated high-priority because they have dense
populations or valuable resources that are at potential risk from storm waves.
Another purpose of the project is to develop a broad geomorphic coastal
classification that, with only minor modification, can be applied to most
coastal regions in the United States.

A Coastal Classification Map describing local geomorphic features is the first
step toward determining the hazard vulnerability of an area. The Coastal
Classification Maps of the National Assessment of Coastal Change Project
present ground conditions such as beach width, dune elevations, overwash
potential, and density of development. In order to complete a hazard
vulnerability assessment, that information must be integrated with other
information, such as prior storm impacts and beach stability. The Coastal
Classification Maps provide much of the basic information for such an
assessment and represent a critical component of a storm-impact forecasting
capability.

[Summary provided by the USGS.]

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Coastal Classification Mapping Project


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Project.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 28.5 S: 27.0  E: -82.0  W: -84.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert A. Morton, Russell L. Peterson
Dataset Title: West-Central Florida Coastal Classification Maps - Anclote Key to Venice Inlet
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1.1
Data Presentation Form: Online Maps
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-227/index.html


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BARRIER ISLANDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BEACHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >COASTAL ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >CORAL REEFS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >DELTAS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >DUNES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >EROSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >ESTUARIES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >INLETS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >LAGOONS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >MARSHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >ROCKY COASTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA LEVEL RISE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENT TRANSPORT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENTATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINE DISPLACEMENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >BEDROCK LITHOLOGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METAMORPHIC ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >HURRICANES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >SEVERE STORMS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >VULNERABILITY LEVELS/INDEX    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
MAPS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Keywords
OFR
Open File Report
Coastal Vulnerability
Overwash Areas
Dune Height
Dune Continuity
Beach Width
Emergent Bars
Coastal Development
Coastal Geology


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://marine.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USGS WHSC COASTAL AND MARINE GEOLOGY PROGRAM
Phone: (508) 548-8700
Fax: (508) 457-2310
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees


Personnel
ROBERT. A. MORTON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 727-803-8747 x3080
Email: rmorton at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Coastal and Marine Geology Team
U.S. Geological Survey
600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersberg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA


Publications/References
Clark, R., 1986, The impact of Hurricane Elena and tropical storm Juan on coastal construction in Florida: Florida Department of Natural Resources, Division of Beaches and Shores, Report 85-3, 140p. Davis, R.A., 1994, Barriers of the Florida Gulf peninsula, in Davis, R. A.,
ed., Geology of Holocene Barrier Islands: Springer-Verlag, Berlin, p. 167-205.

Locker, S.D., Hine, A.C., Davis, R.A., Brooks, G.R., and Guy, K.K., 1999, West-central Florida coastal studies project - Coastal transects 1-9: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Reports 99-505, 99-506, 99-507, 99-508, 99-509, 99-510, 99-511, 99-512, 99-513.

Morton, R.A., 2002, Factors controlling storm impacts on coastal barriers and beaches - A preliminary basis for real-time forecasting: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 18, p. 486-501.

Tanner, W.F., 1960, Florida coastline classification: Transactions Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 10, p. 259-266.

Simpson, R.H., and Lawrence, M.B., 1971, Atlantic hurricane frequencies
along the U.S. coastline: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-581, 15p.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-02

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