gate_shore - Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) for Gateway National Recreation Area

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Elizabeth Pendleton
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
gate_shore - Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) for Gateway National Recreation Area
Edition: 1.1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2004-1257
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage:
<http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/GISdata/nps-cvi/gate/gate_shore.zip>
Online_Linkage:
<http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/nps-cvi/parks/gate.htm>
Online_Linkage: <http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/nps-cvi/>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Originator: E. Robert Thieler
Originator: S. Jeffress Williams
Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
COASTAL VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA (GATE)TO SEA-LEVEL RISE
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2004-1257
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1257/>
Description:
Abstract:
A coastal vulnerability index (CVI) was used to map the relative vulnerability of the coast to future sea-level rise within Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey. The CVI ranks the following in terms of their physical contribution to sea-level rise-related coastal change: geomorphology, regional coastal slope, rate of relative sea-level rise, historical shoreline change rates, mean tidal range and mean significant wave height. The rankings for each input variable were combined and an index value calculated for 1-minute grid cells covering the park. The CVI highlights those regions where the physical effects of sea-level rise might be the greatest. This approach combines the coastal system's susceptibility to change with its natural ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions, yielding a quantitative, although relative, measure of the park's natural vulnerability to the effects of sea-level rise. The CVI and the data contained within this dataset provide an objective technique for evaluation and long-term planning by scientists and park managers.
Purpose:
This shapefile contains geologic, physical process, and coastal vulnerability information for Gateway National Recreation Area collected by a number of organizations, and compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center. This dataset allows the user to view variables that affect coastal vulnerability in a Geographic Information System.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2004
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.177726
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.759015
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.614023
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.367375
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Science Center
Theme_Keyword: National Park Service
Theme_Keyword: NPS
Theme_Keyword: coastal vulnerability
Theme_Keyword: sea-level rise
Theme_Keyword: CVI
Theme_Keyword: coastal geomorphology
Theme_Keyword: shoreline change rate
Theme_Keyword: regional coastal slope
Theme_Keyword: regional sea-level rise rate
Theme_Keyword: mean significant wave height
Theme_Keyword: mean tidal range
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans and estuaries
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Place_Keyword: Gateway National Recreation Area
Place_Keyword: Gateway
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Sandy Hook
Place_Keyword: Rockaway Beach
Place_Keyword: Breezy Point
Place_Keyword: Staten Island
Place_Keyword: Great Kills Park
Place_Keyword: Miller Field
Place_Keyword: Fort Wadsworth
Place_Keyword: Fort Hancock
Place_Keyword: Fort Tilden
Place_Keyword: Jacob Riis Park
Place_Keyword: Jamaica Bay
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Public domain data are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the originator of this dataset.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: E. Robert Thieler
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Research Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2350
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rthieler@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/GISdata/nps-cvi/gate/gate_cvi-thumb.gif>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Thumbnail image showing data layer coverage and Coastal Vulnerability Index.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/GISdata/nps-cvi/gate/gate_cvi.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Image showing data layer coverage and Coastal Vulnerability Index.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
The U.S. Geological Survey must be referenced as the originator of the dataset in any future products or research derived from these data.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.2.0.700
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Erika Hammar-Klose
Originator: E. Robert Thieler
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise: A prelminary Database for the U.S. Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico Coasts
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Data Series
Issue_Identification: 68
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds68>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Robert A. Morton
Originator: Tara L. Miller
Originator: Laura J. Moore
Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
National Assessment of Shoreline Change: Part 1, Historical Shoreline Changes and Associated Coastal Land Loss Along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 1043
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies, St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1043/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tara L. Miller
Originator: Robert A. Morton
Originator: Asbury H. Sallenger
Originator: Laura J. Moore
Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
The National Assessment of Shoreline Change: A GIS Compilation of Vector Shorelines and Associated Shoreline Change Data for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 1257
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies, St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1257/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The attributes in this dataset are based on A Coastal Hazards Database for the U.S. Gulf Coast (Gornitz, V. and White, T. W. 1992. ORNL/CDIAC-60, NDP-043B. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee) updated with data from more recent sources. The data has gone through a series of QA/QC procedures, and is therefore believed to accurately reflect the data gathered in the Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise Study.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No additional checks for topological consistency were performed on this data.
Completeness_Report:
This data set is part of a series of data sets that are published for coastal National Parks within the US and territories.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: none
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: none
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA
Originator: Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) Division
Originator: Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment (ORCA)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Publication_Time: 1988-1992
Title: NOAA's Medium Resolution Digital Vector Shoreline
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NOAA's Medium Resolution Digital Vector Shoreline
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, Maryland
Publisher: NOAA
Online_Linkage: <http://sposerver.nos.noaa.gov/projects/shoreline/shoreline.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: ~1:70,000
Type_of_Source_Media: disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1988
Ending_Date: 1992
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NOAA's Medium Resolution Digital Vector Shoreline
Source_Contribution:
NOAA's Medium Resolution Digital Vector Shoreline provided a basemap to which we could join data in 1 minute shore segments for each of the attributes: geomorphology, rate of shoreline change, regional coastal slope, rate of relative sea-level rise, mean significant wave height, mean tidal range, and coastal vulnerability index.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center
Publication_Date: 2002
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: NGDC Coastal Relief Model
Edition: volume 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/coastal/coastal.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 90-meter grid
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NGDC Coastal Relief Model
Source_Contribution:
The coastal relief model data provided a grid of topographic and bathymetric elevations extending 10 km landward and seaward of the present-day shoreline and were used to calculate regional coastal slope.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tara Miller
Originator: Robert Morton
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: National Assessment of Shoreline Change Project
Online_Linkage: <http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/shoreline-change/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: unknown
Type_of_Source_Media: disc
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Program
Source_Contribution:
Historical Shorelines for the New York and New Jersey coast were provided by the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards Program. These shorelines were used to derive the rate of shoreline change variable
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Image Warehouse and New York State Statewide Orthoimagery Program
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: New Jersey and New York orthophotos
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://njgin.nj.gov/OIT_IW/index.jsp>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/orthoprogram.htm>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1-meter
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
2002 Orthophotos from the New Jersey Image Warehouse and New York State Statewide Orthoimagery Program
Source_Contribution:
These aerial photos provided the basis for the interpretation of the geomorphology variable.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Chris Zervas
Publication_Date: 2001
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: Sea Level Variations of the United States 1854-1999
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Online_Linkage: <http://www.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/publications/techrpt36doc.pdf>
Source_Scale_Denominator: unknown
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 36: Sea Level Variations of the United States 1854-1999
Source_Contribution:
This report provided regional sea-level rise rates that were used to define the value of the sea-level rise rate variable
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: J.M. Hubertz
Originator: E.F. Thompson
Originator: H.V. Want
Publication_Date: 1996
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: North Atlantic Region Wave Information Study Data (Phase II)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://frf.usace.army.mil/wis/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: unknown
Type_of_Source_Media: disc
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Gulf Region WIS Data
Source_Contribution:
This dataset provided mean significant wave height values for the wave energy variable
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA/NOS CO-OPS
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: NOAA/NOS CO-OPS Historical Water Level Station Index
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/usmap.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: unknown
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NOAA/NOS CO-OPS Historical Water Level Station Index
Source_Contribution:
The water level stations provided the values for the mean tidal range variable.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The NOAA medium resolution vector shoreline was imported into ArcGIS then the shoreline was divided into 1 minute segments so that a field for each shoreline variable (geomorphology, rate of shoreline change, regional coastal slope, rate of relative sea-level rise, mean significant wave height, mean tidal range, and coastal vulnerability index) could be created, defined and associated with each shoreline segment.
Process_Date: 2004
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: gate_shore.dbf
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: gate_shore.shp
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: gate_shore.shx
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: gate_shore.prj
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: E. Robert Thieler
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Research Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2350
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rthieler@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 45

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: gate_shore
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Id
Attribute_Definition: segment name
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 28
Range_Domain_Maximum: 164
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: geo
Attribute_Definition: Geomorphology ranking
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Very Low: Rocky cliffed coasts, Fjords
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Low; Medium cliffs, Indented coasts
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Medium; Low cliffs, Glacial drift, Alluvial plains
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: High; Cobble Beaches, Estuary, Lagoon
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Very High; Barrier beaches, Sand beaches, Salt marsh, Mud flats, Deltas, Mangrove, Coral reefs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: chan
Attribute_Definition: historical shoreline change rate (m/yr)
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -6.725
Range_Domain_Maximum: 14.881
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters per year
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: slope
Attribute_Definition: regional coastal slope (%)
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.464785
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1.40441
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: slr
Attribute_Definition: relative sea-level rise rate (mm/yr)
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: mm/year
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: wave
Attribute_Definition: mean signficant wave height (meters)
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1.2
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: tide
Attribute_Definition: mean tidal range (meters)
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1.277
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1.42
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rchan
Attribute_Definition: relative risk ranking for historical shoreline change
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: > + 2.0 m/year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: +1.0 - +2.0 m/year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: +1 - -1 m/year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: -1 - -2 m/year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: < -2 m/year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rslope
Attribute_Definition: relative risk ranking for regional coastal slope
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: > 1.20 %
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1.20 - 0.90 %
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 0.90 - 0.60 %
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 0.60 - 0.30 %
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: < 0.30 %
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition: relative risk ranking for relative sea-level rise
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: < 1.8 mm/year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1.81 - 2.5 mm/year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 2.51 - 3.0 mm/year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 3.01 - 3.4 mm/year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: > 3.4 mm/year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition: relative risk ranking for mean significant wave height
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: < 0.55 m
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
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Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 0.85 - 1.05 m
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Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: > 1.25 m
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition: relative risk ranking for mean tidal range
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: > 6 m
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
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Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
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Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: < 1 m
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RCVI
Attribute_Definition: Relative Coastal Vulnerability Index
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 5.7735
Range_Domain_Maximum: 35.3553
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .0001

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: E. Robert Thieler
Contact_Position: Research Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2350
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rthieler@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although this derived data set has been used by the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile
Format_Specification: ESRI shapefile format
Format_Information_Content:
Compressed archive file contain the shapefile elements and metadata.
File_Decompression_Technique: zip archive
Transfer_Size: 0.044
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/GISdata/nps-cvi/gate/gate_shore.zip>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded via the World Wide Web (WWW).
Fees: None
Technical_Prerequisites:
The data are available in the ESRI shapefile format. The user must have Environmental Systems Research Institute's (ESRI) ArcView 3.0 or greater or ArcGIS software to read and process the data file. In lieu of Arcview, the user may utilize another GIS application package capable of importing the data. A free GIS data viewer, ArcExplorer, is available from the ESRI website at www.esri.com/software/arcexplorer/download4.html
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050217
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: E. Robert Thieler
Contact_Position: Research Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2350
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rthieler@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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