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Hurricane Sandy washover deposit data from southern Long Beach Island, New Jersey: Grain-size, elevations, and graphic core logs

By James M. Bishop, Bruce M. Richmond, Nicholas J. Zaremba, Brent D. Lunghino, and Haunani H. Kane1

1University of Hawaii at Manoa

Summary

Sedimentologic and topographic data from Hurricane Sandy washover deposits were collected from Southern Long Beach Island, New Jersey, in order to document changes to the barrier-island beaches, dunes, and coastal wetlands due to Hurricane Sandy and subsequent storm events. These data will provide a baseline dataset for use in future coastal change descriptive and predictive studies and assessments. The data presented here were collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment project (http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/sandy-wetland-assessment/), which aims to assess ecological and societal vulnerability that results from long- and short-term physical changes to barrier islands and coastal wetlands. In April 2015, approximately two and a half years after Hurricane Sandy’s landfall on 29 October 2012, washover deposits were photographed and described, and sediment cores, sediment samples, and surface elevations were collected.

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download
BH15_core_CT_scans.zip
computed tomography (CT) scans
Not applicable Not applicable BH15_core_CT_scans.zip
(24 MB)
BH15_Core_locations.zip
site locations and selected metrics
BH15_locations-met.xml BH15_locations-met.txt BH15_Core_locations.zip
(21 MB)
BH15_core_photos.zip
core photographs
Not applicable Not applicable BH15_core_photos.zip
(21 MB)
BH15_core_logs.zip
core logs
Not applicable Not applicable BH15_core_logs.zip
(277 MB)
BH15_GrainSize_Data.zip
grain size run statistics
BH15_GrainSize_data-met.xml BH15_GrainSize_data-met.txt BH15_GrainSize_Data.zip
(131 MB)

Regional map of Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

Figure 1: Regional map of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Red box indicates study area extent. Base map modified from U.S. Geological Survey National Elevation Database (NED) 1/3 arc-second 2013 1 x 1 degree IMG. Inset map from from U.S. Geological Survey 1:200,000 scale digital data.

Suggested Citation

Bishop, J.M., Richmond, B.M., Zaremba, N.J., Lunghino, B.D., and Kane, H.H., 2016, Hurricane Sandy washover deposit data from southern Long Beach Island, New Jersey: Grain-size, elevations, and graphic core logs: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7PK0D7S.



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