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Mean tidal range in marsh units of Plum Island Estuary and Parker River salt marsh complex, Massachusetts

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Defne, Z., and Ganju, N.K., 2018, Mean tidal range in marsh units of Plum Island Estuary and Parker River salt marsh complex, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P94O6M5M.

Summary

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 of mean tidal range (i.e. Mean Range of Tides, MN) in the Plum Island Estuary and Parker River (PIEPR) salt marsh complex based on conceptual marsh units defined by Defne and Ganju (2018). MN was based on the calculated difference in height between mean high water (MHW) and mean low water (MLW) using the VDatum (v3.5) database ( http://vdatum.noaa.gov/ ). Through scientific efforts initiated with the Hurricane [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Zafer Defne
Originator :
Zafer Defne, Neil Kamal Ganju
USGS Mission Area :
Natural Hazards
SDC Data Owner :
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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Purpose

The purpose of this shapefile is to calculate mean tidal range in each marsh unit. Analysis of mean tidal range is planned to be a 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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