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Land Cover Data for the Mississippi–Alabama Barrier Islands, 2010–2011

Gregory Carter, Carlton Anderson, Kelly Lucas, Nathan Hopper
2016 Data  
Land cover on the Mississippi-Alabama barrier islands was surveyed in 2010-2011 as part of continuing research on island geomorphic and vegetation dynamics following the 2005 impact of Hurricane Katrina  ...  The data are useful in providing ground reference information for thematic classification of remotely-sensed imagery, and a record of land cover which may be used in future research.  ...  National Park Service, Gulf Islands National Seashore.  ... 
doi:10.3390/data1030016 fatcat:2ptnfnmwprcd5fr5wexuxnbvim

Seagrasses in the Mississippi and Chandeleur Sounds and Problems Associated with Decadal-Scale Change Detection

Linh T. Pham, Patrick D. Biber, Gregory A. Carter
2014 Gulf of Mexico Science  
Seagrasses generally occur in three groups: (1) along the Mississippi mainland coastline dominated by Ruppia maritima, (2) on the north side of Mississippi Sound barrier islands dominated by Halodule wrightii  ...  Seagrass mapping data from a multitude of previous projects in the Mississippi and Chandeleur sounds were gathered and combined to provide information on seagrass change from 1940 to 2011.  ...  Other digital data for GNDNERR (Sanchez-Rubio, 2004; May, 2006; Strange and May, 2009 ), the Mississippi barrier islands (Carter et al., 2011) , and the Chandeleur Islands (Bethel et al., 2006; Bethel  ... 
doi:10.18785/goms.3201.03 fatcat:345ge4w72zdodosixlwzhaosdm

Dynamics of sea level rise and coastal flooding on a changing landscape

M. V. Bilskie, S. C. Hagen, S. C. Medeiros, D. L. Passeri
2014 Geophysical Research Letters  
Alizad for their review, as well as the two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments.  ...  The Editor thanks two anonymous reviewers for their assistance in evaluating this paper.  ...  This study utilizes a physically based hydrodynamic storm surge and wind wave model to study storm surge response to changes in sea level, topography, and land use/land cover (LULC) along the Mississippi  ... 
doi:10.1002/2013gl058759 fatcat:nfizjqtqeba6xjww6wnw7wro2y

Natural and Manmade Disasters: Continuing Nemesis for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Fishing Communities Pre- and Post-Katrina

Susan Abbott-Jamieson, Palma Ingles
2015 Marine Fisheries Review  
of processing plants and processing plant employees between 2003-12, and 3) changes in pounds landed and their value as reported by NMFS for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama during the same period.  ...  The paper begins with a detailed examination of Hurricane Katrina's damage to fi shing infrastructure in fi shing communities in Lou-isiana, Mississippi, and Alabama that were followed for nine months  ...  Thanks are due Rita Curtis (NMFS HQ Offi ce of Science and Technology) for her helpful comments on both the earlier manuscript and the expanded manuscript for this publication.  ... 
doi:10.7755/mfr.77.3.1 fatcat:i2plne5lazcnpb2tob37f42mwq

Inflow of shelf waters into the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay estuaries in October 2015

Mustafa Kemal Cambazoglu, Inia M. Soto, Stephan D. Howden, Brian Dzwonkowski, Patrick J. Fitzpatrick, Robert A. Arnone, Gregg A. Jacobs, Yee H. Lau
2017 Journal of Applied Remote Sensing  
The exchange of coastal waters between the Mississippi Sound (MSS), Mobile Bay, and Mississippi Bight is an important pathway for oil and pollutants into coastal ecosystems.  ...  The October 2015 chlorophyll-a anomaly was significantly low inside and outside the MSS for the 2003 to 2015 time series. Similar low-chlorophyll-a anomalies were only seen in 2003.  ...  Salinity levels within coastal areas of Mississippi and Alabama are generally high (>32 psu, practical salinity units) in open water areas located south of the barrier islands and low (<20 psu) in near-coastal  ... 
doi:10.1117/1.jrs.11.032410 fatcat:5me25fnif5cxdlkw65s7zzk3vq

Nearshore exposure to Deepwater Horizon oil

S Rouhani, MC Baker, M Steinhoff, M Zhang, J Oehrig, IJ Zelo, SD Emsbo-Mattingly, Z Nixon, JM Willis, MW Hester
2017 Marine Ecology Progress Series  
The available chemistry data showed submerged sediments, especially within the first 50 m from oiled shorelines, displayed patchy distributions of elevated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations  ...  along the seaward edge of the marsh.  ...  Funding for the authors was provided through the NOAA Assessment and Restoration Division.  ... 
doi:10.3354/meps11811 fatcat:m7xcv2oj4vfjflo76gurkfncm4

Avian Resources of the Northern Gulf of Mexico [chapter]

Joanna Burger
2017 Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill  
Figure 12 . 5 . 125 Percent of different land cover/land use in the five coastal states, including 10 mile from the Coastline (National Land Cover Database, 2006; computed from data provided by Wells 2013  ...  cultivated crops Shrub/scrub-grassland/herbaceous Emergent herbaceous wetlands Woody wetlands Barren land Open water Background for the National Land Cover Dataset: National Land Cover Dataset (2006)  ...  Class/Value National Land Cover Dataset-Classification Description Herbaceous Areas characterized by natural or seminatural herbaceous vegetation; herbaceous vegetation accounts for 75-100 % of the cover  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-3456-0_4 fatcat:52encnokbrg25l7uipfeagi4ai

Coastal Habitats of the Gulf of Mexico [chapter]

Irving A. Mendelssohn, Mark R. Byrnes, Ronald T. Kneib, Barry A. Vittor
2017 Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill  
Macro-scale sediment budget for the Mississippi Sound barrier island chain,1917-1918 to 2005-2010.  ...  These data were similar to those found by Rakocinski et al. (1991) for Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida barrier islands with exposed GoM beaches and protected Sound beaches.  ...  The most abundant species reported in each family are indicated by an "X"  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-3447-8_6 fatcat:hlp4haa2tzadde6hqwb3eyvm4i

Density, abundance, survival, and ranging patterns of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Mississippi Sound following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Keith D. Mullin, Trent McDonald, Randall S. Wells, Brian C. Balmer, Todd Speakman, Carrie Sinclair, Eric S. Zolman, Fawn Hornsby, Shauna M. McBride, Krystan A. Wilkinson, Lori H. Schwacke, Cheryl S. Rosenfeld
2017 PLoS ONE  
Telemetry suggested two different ranging patterns in MSS: (1) inshore waters with seasonal movements into mid-MSS, and (2) around the barrier islands exclusively.  ...  After the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill began in April 2010, studies were initiated on northern Gulf of Mexico common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Mississippi Sound (MSS) to determine  ...  East to west, MSS stretches from Cedar Point, AL, to Half Moon Island, LA, and is bordered to the north by Mississippi and Alabama and to the south by Bay Boudreau, LA, and six barrier islands: Dauphin  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186265 pmid:29053728 pmcid:PMC5650146 fatcat:bfywunst5jd5lmk5d542dleoym

Novel quantification of shallow sediment compaction by GPS interferometric reflectometry and implications for flood susceptibility

Makan A. Karegar, Kristine M. Larson, Jürgen Kusche, Timothy H. Dixon
2020 Geophysical Research Letters  
Unfortunately, this process has been difficult to quantify, especially for the shallowest material above the monument.  ...  Here we use a new technique, GPS interferometric reflectometry, to estimate the rate of this process in the Mississippi Delta and the eastern margin of the North Sea.  ...  The Wadden Sea is one of largest uninterrupted natural coastal barrier systems in the world, consisting of barrier islands, tidal plains, and salt marshes, with most sediments imported from the North Sea  ... 
doi:10.1029/2020gl087807 fatcat:ordqhqori5cjvd5w2hspv2xh7m

Population Changes and Location-Specific Differences for Otolith-Derived Age and Growth of Recreationally Harvested Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) From Alabama in 2007

Matthew W. Johnson, Stephen A. Bortone, Bradley W. Klement, Robert L. Shipp
2011 Gulf of Mexico Science  
Recent growth was quantified, using marginal increment analysis for comparisons between sexes and the two major bays in Alabama (Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound).  ...  Combined data from both bays resulted in a sex ratio that approached 1 : 1; however, examination of each bay individually showed that the Mississippi Sound had a femalebiased population and that Mobile  ...  The area south of Dauphin Island in the Gulf of Mexico was considered part of the Mississippi Sound area because of the shallow depths and packed-sand bottom, similar to non-oyster-covered bottoms in the  ... 
doi:10.18785/goms.2901.02 fatcat:eibedovarna2lk3xp3iyiuaej4

Adjusting Emergent Herbaceous Wetland Elevation with Object-Based Image Analysis, Random Forest and the 2016 NLCD

David F. Muñoz, Jordan R. Cissell, Hamed Moftakhari
2019 Remote Sensing  
., the ones delineated in the 2016 National Land Cover Database) to present-day conditions; and (ii) automate salt marsh elevation correction in estuarine systems.  ...  Conducting a hyperparameter tuning of random forest and following a hierarchical approach with three nomenclature levels for land cover classification, we are able to better map wetlands and improve overall  ...  Also, the support from College of Engineering at The University of Alabama is acknowledged. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11202346 fatcat:4dn6kqgbgfbktfl4wnbkhze4yy

Surface trajectories of oil transport along the Northern Coastline of the Gulf of Mexico

J.C. Dietrich, C.J. Trahan, M.T. Howard, J.G. Fleming, R.J. Weaver, S. Tanaka, L. Yu, R.A. Luettich, C.N. Dawson, J.J. Westerink, G. Wells, A. Lu (+6 others)
2012 Continental Shelf Research  
the shallow sounds and barrier islands that protect the coastline.  ...  After the destruction of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform during the spring of 2010, the northern Gulf of Mexico was threatened by an oil spill from the Macondo well.  ...  Some particles are pushed to the northeast, onto the Louisiana-Mississippi shelf, and toward the barrier islands and the coastlines of Mississippi and Alabama.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.csr.2012.03.015 fatcat:7midl4ltz5hlflxah6w5oihrty

Extent and Degree of Shoreline Oiling: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico, USA

Jacqueline Michel, Edward H. Owens, Scott Zengel, Andrew Graham, Zachary Nixon, Teresa Allard, William Holton, P. Doug Reimer, Alain Lamarche, Mark White, Nicolle Rutherford, Carl Childs (+4 others)
2013 PLoS ONE  
The oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico was documented by shoreline assessment teams as stranding on 1,773 km of shoreline.  ...  The entire shoreline cleanup program has been managed under the Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) Program, which is a systematic, objective, and inclusive process to collect data on shoreline  ...  SCAT data for the Deepwater Horizon response can be accessed at http:// gomex.erma.noaa.gov/erma.html. Disclaimer The U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065087 pmid:23776444 pmcid:PMC3680451 fatcat:ravwggjmsza3tgormgcpgkhgiq

A Modeling System to Assess Land Cover Land Use Change Effects on SAV Habitat in the Mobile Bay Estuary

Maurice G. Estes, Mohammad Z. Al-Hamdan, Jean T. Ellis, Chaeli Judd, Dana Woodruff, Ronald M. Thom, Dale Quattrochi, Brian Watson, Hugo Rodriguez, Hoyt Johnson, Tom Herder
2014 Journal of the American Water Resources Association  
In the Mobile Bay, Alabama watersheds we examined the effect of land cover and land use (LCLU) changes on discharge rate, water properties, and submerged aquatic vegetation, including freshwater macrophytes  ...  The modeling results indicated improved water clarity in the shallow aquatic regions of Mississippi Sound and degraded water clarity in the Wolf Bay estuary.  ...  Bolte at the University of Alabama in Huntsville assisted with watershed model data formatting and analysis of hydrologic model outputs.  ... 
doi:10.1111/jawr.12263 fatcat:z2lw4je3zfbytnfe2j2do7pz7q
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