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Elevation and Mangrove Cover Projections under Sea-Level Rise Scenarios at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida, 2020-2100


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Buffington, K.J., and Thorne, K.M., 2023, Elevation and mangrove cover projections under sea-level rise scenarios at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida, 2020-2100: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Elevation projections from the WARMER-Mangroves model for J N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge across a range of sea-level rise scenarios (53, 115, and 183 cm by 2100). The model was calibrated using dated soil cores sampled from the basin hydrologic zone. These data support the following publication: Buffington, K.J., Thorne, K.M., Krauss, K.W., Conrad, J.K., Drexler, J.Z., and Zhu, Z., in-review. Vulnerability of Sanibel Island’s mangrove resources to sea-level rise (Florida, USA).


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Kevin J Buffington, Karen M Thorne
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Kevin J Buffington
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U.S. Geological Survey
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Western Ecological Research Center
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Western Ecological Research Center
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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The model was run to generate projections of elevation and mangrove extent across J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge to assess vulnerability to a range of sea-level rise scenarios.



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  • Southeast CASC
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DOI doi:10.5066/P9GOTC10

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