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2007

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Coastal Maritime Forests In Virginia – Delineation And Distribution, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist Nov 2007

Coastal Maritime Forests In Virginia – Delineation And Distribution, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist

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This project had two major goals. The first builds on an earlier effort by the Virginia Department of Forestry, who delineated maritime forests using remote sensing techniques. Their project integrated land use and soils data to generate a map that defines potential boundaries of maritime forest. This study follows an identical approach with two major exceptions. The first is the soils data used in this study is mapped at a much finer scale. The second is this study has a field validation component that reviewed random sites around selected locations to ground-truth the remote sensing output. The Virginia Department of ...


Lynnhaven River Virginia Beach, Virginia Shoreline Inventory Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Killeen, Karinna Nunez, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, Karen Reay, David Weiss Aug 2007

Lynnhaven River Virginia Beach, Virginia Shoreline Inventory Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Killeen, Karinna Nunez, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, Karen Reay, David Weiss

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The data contained within the Shoreline Inventory is based on a three-tiered shoreline assessment approach. The assessment characterizes conditions that are observed from a small boat navigating along the shoreline. Hand-held GPS units are used to log features. The three tiered shoreline assessment approach reports conditions in three regions: 1) the immediate riparian zone, evaluated for land use; 2) the bank, evaluated for height, stability, cover and natural protection; and 3) the shoreline, describing the presence of shoreline structures for shore protection and recreational purposes. Three GIS coverages are generated. The lynn_lubc coverage contains features related to the land use ...


Integrated Guidance For Tidal Shorelines, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2007

Integrated Guidance For Tidal Shorelines, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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Tidal shorelines are the site of complex interactions between terrestrial and aquatic systems. These areas have values that far outweigh their relative size in the larger ecosystem. They are exceptionally important habitat for a wide variety of organisms, some living primarily on land, others that live in water, and a few that are found only in the intertidal zone between land and water. Tidal shoreline systems provide important filtration capacity for materials carried in runoff and groundwater. They are uniquely valued by human users of coastal systems. In Virginia, tidal shoreline systems are managed in small segments, rather than as ...


Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2007, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2007

Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2007, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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