Coastal Classification Atlas: Central Texas Coastal Classification Maps - Aransas Pass to Mansfield Channel
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2006_1096

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Summary
Abstract: The primary 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 risk from storm waves. A secondary purpose of
the project is to develop a geomorphic (land feature) 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.

The map above shows the areas covered by this web site. Click on any of the
location names or outlines to view the Coastal Classification Map for that
area.

[Summary provided by the USGS.]

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


Geographic Coverage
 N: 29.0 S: 24.0  E: -96.0  W: -102.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert A. Morton, Russell L. Peterson
Dataset Title: Coastal Classification Atlas: Central Texas Coastal Classification Maps - Aransas Pass to Mansfield Channel
Dataset Release Place: 2006
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1096/


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


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [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 >FJORDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >INLETS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >INTERTIDAL ZONE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >LAGOONS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >LOCAL SUBSIDENCE TRENDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >LONGSHORE CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >MANGROVES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >MARSHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >ROCKY COASTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SALTWATER INTRUSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA LEVEL RISE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA SURFACE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENT TRANSPORT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENTATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHOALS    [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 >AGE DETERMINATIONS    [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 >MINERALS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


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


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


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 OPEN-FILE SERVICES SECTION
Phone: 303-202-4200
Phone: 303-202-4210
Fax: 303-202-4188
Email: infoservices at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Information Services
Open-File Services Section
Box 25286
Federal Center
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0286
Country: USA


Personnel
ROBERT. A. MORTON
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
Morton, R. A., 1994, Texas Barriers, in Davis, R. A., ed., Geology of
Holocene Barrier Islands: Springer-Verlag, Berlin, p. 75-114.

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.

Morton, R. A., and Sallenger, A. H., 2003, Morphological impacts of
extreme storms on sandy beaches and barriers: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 19, p. 560-573.

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: 2006-05-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-05-04

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