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Shoreline Change Analysis of Coastal and Estuarine Shorelines in Barnegat and Great Bays, NJ: 1839 to 2012

By Kathryn E.L. Smith and Joseph F. Terrano

Summary

Shoreline erosion is a significant issue for many coastal states, and as coastal populations continue to grow, these data will become increasingly important for managing coastal habitats and communities. The data presented here include compiled vectorized shorelines and transects with shoreline change rates for both estuarine and open-ocean shorelines in Barnegat and Great Bays, New Jersey. Shoreline change was calculated from digital vector shorelines acquired from historical topographic sheets, aerial photography, and/or lidar. Shoreline change rates are estimated from the shoreline position of multiple dated datasets utilizing the intersection with a perpendicular transect to the congregate shoreline. These analyses were conducted using the Analyzing Movement Boundaries Using R (AMBUR) package. For additional information on AMBUR, see Jackson, C.W., Jr., 2010. Basic User Guide for the AMBUR package for R, version 1.0a.

Note: This data release was versioned on December 08, 2017. Please see the Suggested Citation section for details.

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
NJ_SLC_mainland.zip
Data for mainland shorelines in Barnegat and Great Bay, New Jersey.
NJ_SLC_shorelines_metadata.xml
NJ_SLC_transects_metadata.xml
NJ_SLC_shorelines_metadata.txt
NJ_SLC_transects_metadata.txt
NJ_SLC_mainland_v1.1.zip
(22.4 MB)
NJ_SLC_backshore.zip
Data for estuarine barrier island shorelines in Barnegat and Great Bay, New Jersey.
Same as above Same as above NJ_SLC_backshore_v1.1.zip
(7.9 MB)
NJ_SLC_foreshore.zip
Data for open-ocean shorelines from Point Pleasant to Longport, New Jersey.
Same as above Same as above NJ_SLC_foreshore_v1.1.zip
(1.8 MB)
NJ_SLC_ islands_and_tribs.zip
Data for selected tributary and estuarine island shorelines in Barnegat and Great Bay, New Jersey.
Same as above Same as above NNJ_SLC_islands_and_tribs_v1.1.zip
(2.5 MB)

location of estuarine and coastal shoreline change analyses provided in this data release
Figure 1. This map depicts the location of estuarine and coastal shoreline change analyses provided in this data release.

Suggested Citation

Smith, K.E.L., Terrano, J.F., 2017, Shoreline change analysis of coastal and estuarine shorelines in Barnegat and Great Bays, NJ—1839 to 2012 (ver. 1.1, December 2017): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F75X275C.

First posted August, 09, 2017
Revised December 08, 2017, ver. 1.1

Version History 1.1

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