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Mean tidal range in salt marsh units of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey


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Defne, Zafer, and Ganju, N.K., 2016, Mean tidal range in salt marsh units of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Biomass production is positively correlated with mean tidal range in salt marshes along the Atlantic coast of the United States of America. Recent studies support the idea that enhanced stability of the marshes can be attributed to increased vegetative growth due to increased tidal range. This dataset displays the spatial variation mean tidal range (i.e. Mean Range of Tides, MN) in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (EBFNWR), which spans over Great Bay, Little Egg Harbor, and Barnegat Bay in New Jersey, USA. MN was based on the calculated difference in height between mean high water (MHW) and mean low water (MLW) using the VDatum (v3.5) software ( The input elevation was set to zero in VDatum to [...]

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Point of Contact :
Zafer Defne
Author :
Zafer Defne, Neil K. Ganju
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Natural Hazards
SDC Data Owner :
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center


The general purpose of the Wetland Synthesis Project is to provide consistent assessment of change hazards and forecast products for ecosystems services and vulnerability of salt marsh systems. Analysis of mean tidal range is part of a comprehensive assessment to identify the factors and their weights in determining the vulnerability and resiliency of salt marshes.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7CF9N7X

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