A Coastal Hazards Data Base for the U.S. West Coast, CDIAC/NDP043C
Entry ID: CDIAC_NDP043C

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Summary
Abstract: [Adapted from the online documentation]

The Numeric Data Package (NDP-043C) consists of a digital data base
that may be used to identify coastlines along the U.S. West Coast that
are at risk to sea-level rise. This data base integrates point, line,
and polygon data for the U.S. West Coast into 0.25 degree latitude by
0.25 degree longitude grid cells and into 1:2,000,000 digitized line
segments that can be used by raster or vector geographic information
systems (GIS) as well as by non-GIS data bases. Each coastal grid cell
and line segment contains data variables from the following seven data
sets: elevation, geology, geomorphology, sea-level trends, shoreline
displacement (erosion/accretion), tidal ranges, and wave heights.
These variables may be used to calculate a Coastal Vulnerability Index
(CVI).

Two other Coastal Hazards Databases are available from CDIAC:

Coastal Hazards Database for the U.S. East Coast
"http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp043a.html"

Coastal Hazards Database for the U.S. Gulf Cost
"http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp043b.html"

The data set is available free of charge as a numeric data package
(NDP) from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center. The NDP
consists of 21 data files including ASCII, ARC/INFO export files,
FORTRAN, SAS, and documentation files.

CDIAC has provided an anonymous FTP area to all data files, retrieval
codes, and descriptive files for the NDP's that are presently
available. The FTP address for the ndp043c database is:

"ftp://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/pub/ndp043c"


or via anonymous ftp to:
ftp cdiac.esd.ornl.gov
login as "anonymous", enter email as password
cd pub/ndp043c

NDP043C can also be obtained via the WWW:

"http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp043c.html"

Full documentation is available online at:
"http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp/ndp043c/43c.htm"

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: NDP-043C Data Files


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: A Coastal Hazards Data Base for the U.S. East Coast


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: A Coastal Hazards Data Base for the U.S. Gulf Coast


Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 30.0  E: -116.0  W: -130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: V.M. Gornitz, T.W. Beaty, and R.C. Daniels
Dataset Title: Coastal Hazards Data Base for the U.S. West Coast
Dataset Series Name: NDP-043C
Dataset Release Date: 1997
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, TN
Dataset Publisher: CDIAC
Online Resource: http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp043c.html


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > West Coast


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.25 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.25 degrees


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >EROSION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENTATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >CONTOURS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BEACHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >COASTAL ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >CORAL REEFS    [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 >LOCAL SUBSIDENCE TRENDS    [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 >SHORELINE DISPLACEMENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL COMPONENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL RANGE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >COASTAL LANDFORMS    [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 >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >LAVA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >ASH/DUST COMPOSITION    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ELEVATION


Quality
An important part of the data packaging process at the CDIAC is the
quality assurance (QA) of the data before its distribution. Data
received at CDIAC are rarely in perfect condition for immediate
distribution, regardless of source. CDIAC staff members examine the
data for completeness, reasonableness, and accuracy. The QA process is
an important component in the value-added concept of assuring
accurate, usable information for researchers. For details on the QA
performed on this data set, see the documentation file at:

http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ftp/ndp043c/ndp043c.txt

or

http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp/ndp043c/43c.htm


Access Constraints
None.


Use Constraints
None.


Keywords
ACCRETION
CDIAC
COASTAL HAZARDS
COASTAL LANDFORM
COASTAL VULNERABILITY INDEX
CVI
ELEVATION
GEOLOGY
GEOMORPHOLOGY
NDP-043C
ORNL
RISK ASSEESSMENT
SEA-LEVEL TRENDS
SHORELINE DISPLACEMENT
TIDAL RANGES
WAVE HEIGHTS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
CDIAC


Data Center
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://cdiac.ornl.gov/
Dataset ID: NDP-043C

Data Center Personnel
Name: CARBON DIOXIDE INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER
Fax: (865) 574-2232
Contact Address:
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O.. Box 2008
City: OAK RIDGE
Province or State: TENNESSEE
Postal Code: 37831-6335
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: 0.25-inch tape cartridge
Distribution_Format: ASCII, ARC/INFO
Fees: None

Distribution_Media: Exabyte 8mm tape
Distribution_Format: ASCII, ARC/INFO
Fees: None

Distribution_Media: floppy diskettes
Distribution_Format: ASCII, ARC/INFO
Fees: None

Distribution_Media: ftp
Distribution_Format: ASCII, ARC/INFO
Fees: None


Personnel
TAMMY W. BEATY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (865) 574-0119
Email: beatytw at ornl.gov
Contact Address:
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA


RICHARD C. DANIELS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Shorelands and Water Resources Program
Water Division, Department of Ecology
P.O. Box 47690
City: Olympia
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98504
Country: USA


VIVIEN M. GORNITZ
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (212) 678-5540
Contact Address:
NASA/GISS
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA


GENE R. MAJOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


Publications/References
Bird, E. C. F. 1984. Coasts. Basil Blackwell Publishing, New York, New
York.

Pethick, J. 1984. An Introduction to Coastal Geomorphology. Edward
Arnold Publishers, London, England.

Ritter, D. F. 1986. Process Geomorphology. William Brown Publishers,
Dubuque, Iowa.

Schwartz, M. L. (ed.). 1982. The Encyclopedia of Beaches and Coastal
Environments. Hutchinson & Ross Publishing, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Shepard, F. P. and H. R. Wanless. 1971. Our Changing
Coastline. McGraw-Hill Boo Company, New York, New York.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-10-13

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