Quantified Rates of Geomorphic Change on a Modern Carbonate Tidal Flat, Bahamas
Entry ID: RSMAS_GR001

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Summary
Abstract: Comparison of aerial photographs and ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing data
reveals changes in the geomorphology of a modern carbonate tidal flat. In the
58 yr between acquisition of the two data sets, several tidal channels have
extended headward more than 100 m, channel bars have stabilized, the shoreline
has eroded as much as 50 m, the inland algal marsh locally has prograded as
much as 90 m, ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 25.1   S: 24.15   E: -77.58   W: -78.37

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. Gene Rankey
Dataset Title: Quantified rates of geomorphic change on a modern carbonate tidal flat, Bahamas
Dataset Series Name: Geology
Dataset Release Date: 2002-07
Dataset Release Place: Denver, Colorado, USA
Dataset Publisher: Geological Society of America
Online Resource: http://www.gsajournals.org
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1943-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Location data are accurate within a few meters based on the accuracy of the
satellites. All data come from comparisons of images from 2001 and 1943.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints 1. Must refer to source 2. For remote sensing images none
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/
Dataset ID: Andros Island Wetlands - historical changes

Data Center Personnel
Name: GENE RANKEY
Phone: (305) 361-4690
Fax: (305) 361-4632
Email: grankey at rsmas.miami.edu
Contact Address:
Grosvenor Laboratory -N252
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
City: Miami
Province or State: Florida
Postal Code: 33149
Country: USA
Distribution
Fees: Contact GSA for information
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (305) 361-4690
Fax: (305) 361-4632
Email: grankey at rsmas.miami.edu
Contact Address:
Grosvenor Laboratory -N252
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
City: Miami
Province or State: Florida
Postal Code: 33149
Country: USA
Publications/References
Rankey, E.C., Carbonate coasts as complex systems: A case study from Andros
Island, Bahamas: Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal
Sediments 2003. CD-ROM Published by World Scientific Publishing Corp. and East
Meets West Productions, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. ISBN 981-238-422-7

Rankey, E.C., and Morgan, J.J., Quantified rates of geomorphic change on a
modern carbonate tidal flat: Andros Island, Bahamas: Geology, 30, 583-587

Rankey, E.C., Spatial patterns of sediment accumulation on a Holocene carbonate
tidal flat, northwest Andros Island, Bahamas: Journal of Sedimentary Research,
72, 591-601.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-11-15
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