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Seafloor Elevation Change From 2016 to 2017 at Crocker Reef, Florida Keys—Impacts From Hurricane Irma

By Kimberly K. Yates, David G. Zawada, Stephanie R. Arsenault, and Zachery W. Fehr

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted research to quantify bathymetric changes at Crocker Reef near Islamorada, Florida, within a 33.6 square-kilometer area following Hurricane Irma in September 2017. USGS staff used light detection and ranging (lidar)-derived data acquired by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) between July 21 and November 21, 2016 and USGS multibeam data collected between October 10 and December 8, 2017 to assess changes in seafloor elevation and structure that occurred after the passage of Hurricane Irma. An elevation change analysis between the 2016 NOAA lidar data and the 2017 multibeam data was performed to quantify and map impacts to seafloor elevation and to determine elevation and volume change statistics for nine habitat types found at Crocker Reef. Data were collected under Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary permit FKNMS-2016-068.

For more information see: Fredericks, J.J., Reynolds, B.J., Farmer, A.S., Yates, K.K., and Zawada, D.G., 2019, Multibeam bathymetry data collected in October and December 2017 at Crocker Reef, the Florida Keys: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9EASN2O

For more information see: OCM Partners, 2019, 2016 NOAA NGS Topobathy Lidar DEM—Florida Keys Outer Reef Block 02 from 2016-07-21 to 2016-11-21: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/49423.

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
2016_CrockerReef_Lidar_Clip.zip
Original 2016 Crocker Reef digital elevation model (DEM), clipped to study area, used to produce this dataset (.tif)
CrockerReef_2016_to_2017_
metadata.xml
CrockerReef_2016_to_2017_
metadata.txt
2016_CrockerReef_Lidar_Clip.zip
(64.4 MB)
2017_CrockerReef_Multibeam_Clip.zip
Original 2017 Crocker Reef DEM, clipped to study area, used to produce this dataset (.tif)
Same as above Same as above 2017_CrockerReef_Multibeam_Clip.zip
(167.2 MB)
CrockerReef_Habitat_Clip.zip
Original habitat map clipped to study area, used to produce this dataset (.shp)
Same as above Same as above CrockerReef_Habitat_Clip.zip
(327 KB)
CrockerReef_IntersectPoints.zip
Elevation change points, clipped to study area, used to produce this dataset (.shp)
Same as above Same as above CrockerReef_IntersectPoints.zip
(304 MB)
CrockerReef_Lidar_EdgeEffects_Points.zip
Set of points removed from Crocker Reef dataset due to lidar edge effects (.shp)
Same as above Same as above CrockerReef_Lidar_EdgeEffects_Points.zip
(61 KB)
CrockerReef_Elevation_and_Volume_Statistics.zip
Spreadsheets containing elevation and volume statistics by habitat type for Crocker Reef (.csv)
Same as above Same as above CrockerReef_Elevation_and_Volume_Statistics.zip
(19 KB)
Supplemental Information
Supplemental_Map.zip
Summary map for the projected Crocker Reef seafloor elevation change from 2016 to 2017 (.png)
Not applicable Not applicable Supplemental_Map.zip
(254 KB)

Graphic location map showing the spatial extent of seafloor elevation change for Crocker Reef, Florida.
Figure 1. Spatial extent of seafloor elevation change for Crocker Reef, Florida.

Suggested Citation

Yates, K.K., Zawada, D.G., Arsenault, S.R., and Fehr, Z.W., 2019, Seafloor elevation change from 2016 to 2017 at Crocker Reef, Florida Keys—Impacts from Hurricane Irma: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9JI465S.



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