Northwestern Panhandle of Florida Coastal Classification Maps - St. Andrew Bay Entrance Channel to Perdido Pass
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2004_1217

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Summary
Abstract: 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 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.

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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: 31.0 S: 29.0  E: -85.0  W: -88.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert A. Morton, Russell L. Peterson
Dataset Title: Northwestern Panhandle of Florida Coastal Classification Maps - St. Andrew Bay Entrance Channel to Perdido Pass
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: maps
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1217/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 >BEACHES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DUNES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >URBANIZATION/URBAN SPRAWL    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BARRIER ISLANDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BEACHES >BEACH WIDTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >COASTAL ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >DUNES >DUNE ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >EROSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >ESTUARIES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >INLETS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENT TRANSPORT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENT DENSITY    [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 >WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE LENGTH    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS >COASTAL VULNERABILITY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FLOODS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >SEVERE STORMS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >HURRICANES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


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


Keywords
Coastal Mapping
Florida Coast
St. Andrews Bay
Perdido Pass
Overwash Zones
Dune Elevation
Sandbars
Beach Development
Beach Geology
Density Development


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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees


Personnel
ROBERT. A. MORTON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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.

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.

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: 2004-09-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-24

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