Coastal Land Loss In The U.S.
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Coastal Land Loss In The U.S. The Causes and Case Histories by O.H. Pilkey

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


  • Deltas, estuaries, coastal regions,
  • USA,
  • Earth Sciences - Geography,
  • Earth Sciences - Geology,
  • Environmental - General,
  • Environmental Engineering & Technology,
  • Science / Geography,
  • Science

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Number of Pages450
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Open LibraryOL10257462M
ISBN 100442012284
ISBN 109780442012281

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The loss of coastal land can affect a large number of people, as nearly 10 million Americans live in a coastal floodplain. 1 Coastal ecosystems are also at risk. These environments provide habitat for many kinds of plants and animals, as well as services that ensure people’s well-being, ranging from food production to recreation. At CLS, we provide a complete array of land services to an ever changing and demanding industry. We maintain a diverse and highly skilled team of Independent Professional Landmen, GIS Mapping Technicians, Permit Agents, Abstractors, Title and Lease Analysts. As another hurricane season starts, the LDMA is highlighting stories on Louisiana’s coastal land loss crisis and the ongoing efforts to restore the state’s coastline. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Louisiana loses an average of a football field every minutes. For decades, LPB has . Suggested Citation:"1 Introduction."National Research Council. Drawing Louisiana's New Map: Addressing Land Loss in Coastal gton, DC: The.

  Total land loss in Louisiana's coastal zone is at least 4, ha/year. Some wetlands are converted to spoil banks and other eco-systems so that wetland losses are probably two to three times higher. Annual wetland losses in the Barataria Bay basin are % of the wetland area. Human activities are the principal determinants of land by:   The EPA used land cover change information from Florida to New York provided by NOAA’s Coastal change Analysis Program (C-CAP). The C-CAP team provided technical assistance for the project, including data analysis, to determine the amount and .   Louisiana has been losing coastal wetlands since at least the s, but the long-term rate of land loss has slowed since its peak in the s, and U.S. Geological Survey scientists have recently found a further slowing since @article{osti_, title = {Coastal land loss in Texas - An overview}, author = {Morton, R.A. and Paine, J.G.}, abstractNote = {Each year in Texas more than 1, acres of prime real estate and productive wetlands are destroyed along the Gulf shoreline and near the bay margins primarily as a result of coastal erosion and submergence.. Wetland losses constitute about half of the total land.

@article{osti_, title = {Coastal land loss in Florida}, author = {Clark, R.R.}, abstractNote = {Florida has approximately mi of shoreline fronting on the Atlantic Ocean and Straits of Florida and approximately mi of shoreline fronting on the Gulf of Mexico with an additional 5, mi of bay and estuary shoreline. Of a statewide total of mi of open coast sandy beaches, Drawing Louisiana's New Map reviews a restoration plan proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Louisiana, finding that, although the individual projects in the study are scientifically sound, there should be more and larger scale projects that provide a comprehensive approach to addressing land loss over such a large area. National Assessment of Shoreline Change: Part 1, Historical Shoreline Changes and Associated Coastal Land Loss Along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico: USGS Open-File Report [Robert A. Morton, United U.S. Department of the Interior, et al.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific organization created in , and is part Author: Robert A. Morton. Coastal landforms develop at the interface of land and sea. As a result, a wide variety of beaches, dunes, cliffs, reefs, estuaries, rias, fjords, bays and headlands are formed. But the interface—the shoreline—is mobile, because land can be uplifted or subside and sea levels can rise or fall.