NDP-043C

DOI: 10.3334/CDIAC/ssr.ndp043c

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A Coastal Hazards Data Base for the U.S. West Coast

Contributed by

Vivien M. Gornitz
Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University
Goddard Institute for Space Studies
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
New York, New York

Tammy W. Beaty
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Richard C. Daniels1
Energy, Environment and Resources Center
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee

Environmental Sciences Division
Publication No. 4590

Date Published: December 1997

Prepared for the
Environmental Sciences Division
Office of Biological and Environmental Research
U.S. Department of Energy
Budget Activity Number KP 12 04 01 0

Prepared by the
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6335
managed by
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENERGY RESEARCH CORP.
for the
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
under contract DE-AC05-96OR22464


1Current address: Shorelands and Water Resources Program, Water Division, Dept. of Ecology, Olympia, WA

Contents


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Abstract

Part 1: Information About the Data Package
1. Name of the Numeric Data Package
2. Contributors
3. Keywords
4. Background Information
5. Applications of the Data
6. Definition of Standard Terms and Concepts
7. Original Data Variables
7.1 Elevation
7.2 Geology
7.3 Geomorphology
7.4 Sea-Level Trends
7.5 Horizontal Shoreline Displacement (Erosion/Accretion)
7.6 Tidal Ranges
7.7 Wave Heights
8. Relative Risk Factors
9. The Coastal Vulnerability Index
10. Limitations and Restrictions of the Data
11. Data Checks Performed by CDIAC
12. How to Obtain the Data Package
13. References and Data Sources
13.1 Citations
13.2 Digital Elevation Data
13.3 Geology Maps
13.4 Topographic Maps
PART 2: INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPUTERIZED DATA FILES
14. Contents of the Computerized Data Files
15. Contents of the Descriptive File
16. Listing of the FORTRAN Data Retrieval Programs
17. Listing of the SAS Data Retrieval Programs
18. Partial Listings of the Flat ASCII Data Filesv
19. Verification of Data Transport: Flat ASCII Data Files
20. Verification of Data Transport: ARC/INFO Export Files
APPENDICES

APPENDIX A: THE DATA GROUPS, A QUICK REFERENCE

APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Glossary of Terms Used in the Geologic Classification
Glossary of Terms Used in the Geomorphic Classification
References
APPENDIX C: DATA LISTING OF GEOLOGIC AND GEOMORPHIC DATA
Geologic Data
Geomorphologic Data
APPENDIX D: GEOLOGIC TRENDS SUPPLEMENT
Correction of Relative Sea-Level Trends for Vertical Land Motions, U.S. West Coast, by V. Gornitz, 1997.
APPENDIX E: REPRINT OF PERTINENT LITERATURE
The Development of a Coastal Risk Assessment Database: Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise in the U.S. Southeast, by Gornitz, V., R. C. Daniels, T. W. White, and K. R. Birdwell. 1994.