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. Results of the survey include sub-meter GPS location, a listing of dominant vegetation species and field photographs recorded at 375 sampling locations distributed among Cat, West Ship, East Ship, Horn, Sand, Petit Bois and Dauphin Islands. The survey was conducted in a period of intensive
more » ... e sensing data acquisition over the northern Gulf of Mexico by federal, state and commercial organizations in response to the 2010 Macondo Well (Deepwater Horizon) oil spill. 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. Data Set: for .gdb file; ds.2 for .xml metadata file, or ds.3 for .kmz file. Also at
doi:10.3390/data1030016 fatcat:2ptnfnmwprcd5fr5wexuxnbvim