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West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Project

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Project Summary

highly developed west-central Florida coast

The West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Project was an extensive five-year collaborative regional coastal study between the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of South Florida, and Eckerd College that geographically spanned approximately 130 kilometers from Anclote Key, Florida to Venice, Florida.

The major goals were to better understand the recent geologic history of the West-Central Florida barrier island system and its natural variability, seafloor bathymetry, surface sediment distribution, and subsurface stratigraphy of the West-Central Florida coastal system. Understanding water circulation and its interaction with the coastal inner shelf system was an additional goal of the study. A complete description of the findings which arose from this study are detailed in USGS Open-File Report 2001-303 A summary of findings of the West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Project.

As a result of this project, 24 U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Reports, 5 University of South Florida Technical Reports, 17 Theses and Dissertations, and 39 Publications and published abstracts, including a Special Issue in 2003 Marine Geology volume, were produced. These products can be used by regional and local coastal engineers, planners, government officials, and interested citizens to manage West-Central Florida coastal resources. Coastal scientists and engineers will find these products useful in the techniques presented, the data produced, and as a comparison of other coastal systems.

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