USGS - science for a changing world

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Skip Navigation

Publications by year, USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

All Publications by WHCMSC Authors for the year 2017



Alpert, Cohen, Oppo, Gaetani, Hernandez-Delgado, DeCarlor, Winter, Gonneea, 2017, Twentieth century warming of the tropical Atlantic captured by SrU paleothermometry: Paleoceanography , v. 32 , no. 2 , pp. 146-160 . Online at 10.1002/2016PA002976
Coral skeletons are valuable archives of past ocean conditions. However, interpretation of coral paleotemperature records is confounded by uncertainties associated with single-element ratio thermometers, including Sr/Ca. A new approach, Sr-U, uses U/Ca to constrain the influence of Rayleigh fractionation on Sr/Ca. Here we build on the initial Pacific Porites Sr-U calibration to include multiple Atlantic and Pacific coral genera from multiple coral reef locations spanning a temperature range of 23.15–30.12°C. Accounting for the wintertime growth cessation of one Bermuda coral, we show that Sr-U is strongly correlated with the average water temperature at each location (r2 = 0.91, P < 0.001, n = 19). We applied the multispecies spatial calibration between Sr-U and temperature to reconstruct a 96 year long temperature record at Mona Island, Puerto Rico, using a coral not included in the calibration. Average Sr-U derived temperature for the period 1900–1996 is within 0.12°C of the average instrumental temperature at this site and captures the twentieth century warming trend of 0.06°C per decade. Sr-U also captures the timing of multiyear variability but with higher amplitude than implied by the instrumental data. Mean Sr-U temperatures and patterns of multiyear variability were replicated in a second coral in the same grid box. Conversely, Sr/Ca records from the same two corals were inconsistent with each other and failed to capture absolute sea temperatures, timing of multiyear variability, or the twentieth century warming trend. Our results suggest that coral Sr-U paleothermometry is a promising new tool for reconstruction of past ocean temperatures.
Aretxabaleta, A.L., Ganju, N.K., Butman, B., and Signell, R.P., 2017, Observations and a linear model of water level in an interconnected inlet-bay system: Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans , v. 122 . Online at 10.1002/2016JC012318
Arsenault, M., Miller, N., Hutchinson, D., Baldwin, W., Moore, E., Foster, D., O'Brien, T., Fortin, W, 2017, Geophysical data collected along the Atlantic Continental Slope and Rise 2014, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-011-FA, Cruise MGL1407: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F7V69HHS
Befus, K.M., Kroeger, K.D., 2017, Continuous and optimized 3-arcsecond elevation model for United States east and west coasts.: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F7W37TGK
Investigations of coastal change and coastal resources often require continuous elevation profiles from the seafloor to coastal terrestrial landscapes. Differences in elevation data collection in the terrestrial and marine environments result in separate elevation products that may not share a vertical datum. This data release contains the compilation of multiple elevation products into a continuous digital elevation model at a resolution of 3-arcseconds (approximately 90 meters) from the terrestrial landscape to the seafloor for the contiguous U.S. and portions of Mexico and Canada, focused on the coastal interface. All datasets were converted to a consistent horizontal datum, the North American Datum of 1983, but the native vertical datum for each dataset was not adjusted. Artifacts in the source elevation products were identified visually and replaced with other available elevation products when possible, corrected using various spatial tools, or otherwise marked for future correction.
Beudin, A., Ganju, N.K., Warner, J.C., and Kalra, T.S., 2017, Development of a coupled wave-flow-vegetation interaction model: Computers & Geosciences , v. 100 , pp. 76-86 . Online at 10.1016/j.cageo.2016.12.010
Brooks, Kroeger, Bratton, Crusius, Szymczycha, Brosnahan, Casso, Erban, Mann, , Coastal groundwater chemical data from north and south shores of Long Island, NY collected in spring and fall of 2008: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F78S4NT5
Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Hughes Clark, J.E., and Signell, R.P., 2017, Bathymetry and backscatter intensity of the sea floor of the Hudson Shelf Valley: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at doi:10.5066/F7C53J1Z
Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Hughes-Clark, J.E., Signell, R.P., and Knowles, S.C., 2017, Bathymetry and Backscatter Intensity of the Sea Floor of the Historic Area Remediation Site in 1996, 1998, and 2000: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F74B2ZGX
Defne, Z., Ganju, N.K., 2017, Wetland data layers derived from Barnegat Bay Little Egg Harbor hydrodynamic model: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F7K64GZT
As part of the Hurricane Sandy Science Plan, the U.S. Geological Survey has started a Wetland Synthesis Project to expand National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards and forecast products to coastal wetlands. The intent is to provide federal, state, and local managers with tools to estimate the vulnerability and ecosystem service potential of coastal wetlands. For this purpose, the response and resilience of coastal wetlands to physical factors need to be assessed in terms of the ensuing change to their vulnerability and ecosystem services. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (EBFNWR), New Jersey, was selected as a pilot study area. As part of this data synthesis effort, hydrodynamic modeling of Barnegat Bay Little Egg Harbor (BBLEH) has been used to create the following wetland data layers in Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (EBFNWR), New Jersey: 1) Residence time, 2) salinity change, 3) salinity exposure change, and 4) sediment supply. The residence time layer was based on the hydrodynamic and particle tracking modeling by Defne and Ganju (2015). For this data layer, the residence time map of the estuary has been projected over the EBFNWR salt marshes. The rest of the layers were derived from the BBLEH hydrodynamic modeling for the Hurricane Sandy period that spans from 10/27/2012 to 11/04/2012 (Defne and Ganju, 2016a). Changes in salinity and sediment concentrations over the salt marshes because of the storm-induced coastal flooding were modeled. The results are summarized over the previously determined conceptual salt marsh unit polygons (Defne and Ganju, 2016b).
Defne, Z., Ganju, N.K., Jones, D.K., 2017, Exposure potential of salt marsh units in Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge to environmental health stressors: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F7765CH1
Denny, J., Schwab, W., Ackerman, S., Baldwin, W., Danforth, W., Moore, E., Nichols, A., Worley, C., 2017, Seismic reflection and sample data collected offshore of Fire Island, New York in 2014, U.S. Geological Field Activity 2014-009-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F7FF3QTQ
Ganju, N.K., Defne, Z, 2017, Spatially integrative metric reveal hidden vulnerability of salt marshes: Nature Communications . Online at 10.1038/ncomms14156
Himmelstoss, E.A., Kratzmann, M.G., and Thieler, E.R., 2017, National Assessment of Shoreline Change: Summary Statistics and Updated Vector Shorelines and Associated Shoreline Change Data for the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Atlantic Coasts.: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1015 . Online at 10.3133/ofr20171015
Himmelstoss, E.A., Kratzmann, M.G., and Thieler, E.R., 2017, National Assessment of Shoreline Change- A GIS compilation of Updated Vector Shorelines and Associated Shoreline Change Data for the Gulf of Mexico Coast: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F78P5XNK.
Himmelstoss, E.A., Kratzmann, M.G., and Thieler, E.R., 2017, National Assessment of Shoreline Change- A GIS compilation of Updated Vector Shorelines and Associated Shoreline Change Data for the Southeast Atlantic Coast: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at doi.org/10.5066/F74X55X7
Jang, J., Santamarina, J.C., 2017, Fines Classification Based on Sensitivity to Pore-Fluid Chemistry: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , v. 142 , no. 4 . Online at 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001420
Kroeger, K.D., Crooks, S., Moseman-Valtierra, S., Tang, J., 2017, Restoring tides to reduce methane emissions in impounded wetlands: A new and potent Blue Carbon climate change intervention: Scientific Reports , v. 7 , no. 11914 . Online at 10.1038/s41598-017-12138-4
Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., 2017, Oceanographic and Water-Quality Measurements collected south of Marthas Vineyard, MA, November-December 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F7736P28
Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., Brosnahan, S.M and Suttles, S.E., 2017, Water level measurements collected in West Falmouth Harbor, MA, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release
Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., Brosnahan, S.M., and Suttles, S.E., 2017, Water-level measurements collected in West Falmouth Harbor, Massachusetts, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release
Moulton, M., Elgart, S. Raubenheimer, B., Warner, J.C., Kumar, N., 2017, Rip currents and alongshore flows in channels dredged in the surf zone: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans , v. 122 , pp. 3799-3816 . Online at 10.1002/2016JC012222
Nowacki, D.J., Beudin, A., Ganju, N.K., 2017, Spectral wave dissipation by submerged aquatic vegetation in a back-barrier estuary: Limnology & Oceanography . Online at 10.1002/lno.10456
Pendleton, E.A., Brothers, L.L., Thieler, E.R., 2017, Sediment Texture and Geomorphology of the Sea Floor from Fenwick Island, Maryland to Fisherman's Island, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F78K779J
Pendleton, E.A., Brothers, L.L., Thieler, E.R., and Sweeney E.M., 2017, Sand ridge morphology and bedform migration patterns derived from bathymetry and backscatter on the inner-continental shelf offshore of Assateague Island, USA: Continental Shelf Research , v. 144 . Online at 10.1016/j.csr.2017.06.021
Pohlman, J., Greinert, J., Ruppel, C., Silyakova, A., Vielstadte, L.,Casso, M., Mienert, J, Bunz, S., 2017, Enhanced CO2 uptake at a shallow Arctic Ocean seep overwhelms the positive warming potential of emitted methane: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , v. 114 , no. 21 . Online at 10.1073/pnas.1618926114
Ruppel, C., Demopoulos, A., Prouty, N., Sahy, D., and Condon, D., 2017, Exploring U.S. Atlantic Margin Methane Seeps with a Remotely-Operated Vehicle: Fire in the Ice, DOE Newsletter . Online at https://www.netl.doe.gov/File%20Library/Research/Oil-Gas/methane%20hydrates/MHNews_2017_Summer.pdf#page=12
Ruppel, C., Kessler, J.D., 2017, The Interaction of Climate Change and Methane Hydrates: Reviews of Geophysics . Online at 10.1002/2016RG000534
Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., Warner, J.C., List, J.H., Denny, J.F., Liste, M., and Safak, I, 2017, Change in morphology and modern sediment thickness on the inner-continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York between 2011 and 2014: Assessing the effect of hurricane impact.: Marine Geology , v. 391 . Online at 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.07.010
Sherwood, C.R., 2017, Point cloud from low-altitude aerial imagery from unmanned aerial system (UAS) flights over Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Spit, Nauset Inlet, and Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts on 1 March 2016 (LAZ file): U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F75M63WJ
Sherwood, C.R., Montgomery, E.T., Suttles, S.E. Marsjanik, E.D. and Brosnahan, S.M.,, 2017, Oceanographic, Atmospheric and Water-Quality Measurements Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Massachusetts, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F7B27T6P
Suttles, Ganju, Brosnahan, Montgomery, Dickhudt, Beudin, Nowacki, Martini, 2017, Summary of Oceanographic and Water-Quality Measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland/Virginia 2014-15: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1032 . Online at 10.3133/ofr20171032
Suttles, S., Ganju, N., Brosnahan, S., Montgomery, E., Dickhudt, P., Borden, J, Martini, M, 2017, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland/Virginia 2014-15, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-048-FA.: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F7WD3XSF
Sweet, W., Kopp, R.E., Weaver, C.P., Obeysekera, J., Horton, R., Thieler, E.R., Zervas, C., 2017, Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States:
Szymczycha B, Kroeger K.D., Crusius J., Bratton J.F., 2017, Depth of the vadose zone controls aquifer biogeochemical conditions and extent of anthropogenic nitrogen removal through denitrification: Water Research , v. 123 , pp. 794-801
Valentine, P.C., Cross, V.A., , Sea floor sediment samples, seabed imagery, and CTD data collected in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, MA in 2015, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2015-062-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release . Online at 10.5066/F7N015FS
Warner, J.C., Schwab, W.C., List, J.H., Safak, I., Liste, M., and Baldwin, W, 2017, Inner-shelf ocean dynamics and seafloor morphologic changes during Hurricane Sandy: Continental Shelf Research , v. 138 , pp. 1-18 . Online at 10.1016/j.csr.2017.02.003
Zeigler,S Catlin,D BombergerBrown,M Fraser,J Dinan,L Hunt,K Jorgensen,J Karpanty,S, 2017, Effects of climate change and anthropogenic modification on a disturbance-dependent species in a large riverine system: Ecosphere . Online at 10.1002/ecs2.1653
Skip USGS links group

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USAGov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
End of USGS links group
URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubsearch/year_list.php
Page Contact Information: WHSC Webmaster
Script last modified Friday, 05th May, 2017 @ 05:42pm