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Accession: GEL-GCEM-0508b Research Theme: Geology (Monitoring)
Contributor: Christopher B. Craft
Title: Sediment elevation measurements for 10 GCE-LTER sampling sites from December 2001 to May 2011
Abstract: Soil surface elevation was measured in tidal marshes at 10 GCE-LTER sampling sites from December 2001 to May 2011 using a sediment elevation table method. The sites represent three estuaries of the Georgia coast (USA) that vary in delivery of freshwater and sediment. The study was conducted to evaluate the effects of freshwater input on marsh accretion and subsidence.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/f1293f183494316b9e51c6a8cc21ae6d
Key Words: accumulation, elevation, erosion, freshwater, marshes, sea level, sediment elevation table, Sediment Monitoring, sediments, soils
LTER Core Area: Organic Matter
Research Themes: Q2 - Domain Patterns, GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain, Geology, Organic Matter/Decomposition
Study Period: 01-Dec-2001 to 17-May-2011
Study Sites:
GCE1 -- Eulonia, Georgia, USA
GCE2 -- Four Mile Island, Georgia, USA
GCE3 -- North Sapelo, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
GCE4 -- Meridian, Georgia, USA
GCE5 -- Folly River, Georgia, USA
GCE6 -- Dean Creek, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
GCE7 -- Carrs Island, Georgia, USA
GCE8 -- Alligator Creek, Georgia, USA
GCE9 -- Rockdedundy Island, Georgia, USA
GCE10 -- Hunt Camp, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
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Project References: GCE LTER Sedimentation-Erosion Table (SET) Monitoring
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Data Table: GEL-GCEM-0508b (Main data table for data set GEL-GCEM-0508b, 9360 records)

Access: Public (released 16-Aug-2006)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), XML (Ecological Metadata Language)

Data Formats: Spreadsheet (CSV) [573.67kb],  Text File [525.71kb],  Text Report [585.60kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [2876.34kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [2852.86kb]

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Column Name Units Type Description
1 Site none integer GCE-LTER site numberCalendar date of measurement
2 Date yyyy-mm-dd string Calendar date of measurement
3 Location none string Geographic location code in the GCE-LTER database
4 Longitude degrees floating-point Geographic longitude in decimal degrees
5 Latitude degrees floating-point Geographic latitude in decimal degrees
6 Sampling_Location none string Investigator-defined sampling location code
7 SET_Orientation none string SET orientation in compass directions
8 Pin_Number none integer Pin number
9 Elevation mm floating-point Sediment surface elevation
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Citation: Craft, Christopher B. 2005. Sediment elevation measurements for 10 GCE-LTER sampling sites from December 2001 to May 2011. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/f1293f183494316b9e51c6a8cc21ae6d

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.