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Marsh Surface Health Indices for the Eastern U.S. from NASA/University of Maryland Coastal Marsh Project
Entry ID: GLCF.Coastal_Marsh_Project


Summary
Abstract: The data produced by the Marsh Project consist of multiple images depicting marsh surface condition for coastal marshes along the Eastern Coast of the United States. Coverage is not continuous spatially, nor temporally, with one image for each area during the 1992 to 1993 time period.

The purpose of the Marsh Project is to analyze the surface condition of coastal marshes and detect areas that are at risk for rapid loss of land area. Overall coastal marsh health and potential for deterioration have been assessed for much of the east coast of the United States. The result of Project operations has been the development of a Marsh Surface Condition data set and improved scientific analysis of coastal marshes.

The methodology for the Coastal Marsh Project involves the input, reclassification, combination and output of two primary land cover data sets: National Wetlands Inventory vector data and Thematic Mapper images. The result is a vector data set which demonstrates the health of coastal marsh areas, with special emphasis on those areas in danger of rapid deterioration into open water. The particular innovation of the Coastal Marsh Project's methodology is the focus on ponding and tidal creek expansion of marsh areas. These cover types are proven here to have dramatic impact on the degree of health and deterioration.

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: NASA/University of Maryland Coastal Marsh Project Project Output Data.


Link: View Related Information
Description: This is the homepage for the University of Maryland Coastal Marsh Project, from which you can download the marsh health index data.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 43.0 S: 30.0  E: -71.0  W: -83.0

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-06-23
Stop Date: 1993-10-20


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CONNECTICUT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > DELAWARE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MARYLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW HAMPSHIRE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > RHODE ISLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTH CAROLINA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED RADIANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE RADIANCE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >MARSHES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >MARSHES    [Definition]


Platform
MAPS    [Information]
LANDSAT    [Information]


Instrument
TM >Thematic Mapper    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
REASON >Research, Education, and Applications Solution Network    [Information]


Keywords
COASTAL MARSH
EAST COAST
GIS
MARSH
NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY
NWI
WETLANDS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Global Land Cover Facility, University of Maryland    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://glcf.umd.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GLOBAL LAND COVER FACILITY
Email: glcf at umd.edu
Contact Address:
Global Land Cover Facility
3166 A.V. Williams Bldg
University of Maryland
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20742
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Format: HTML

Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Format: ARCE

Distribution_Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: HTML

Distribution_Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: ARCE


Personnel
MICHAEL KEARNEY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-405-4057
Email: mk11 at umail.umd.edu
Contact Address:
1157 LeFrak Hall
Department of Geography
University of Maryland
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20742
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-07-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08



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