A Comprehensive Inventory of Alabama Coastal Zone Wetland Habitats (Swamps, Marshes, Submersed Grassbeds) from 1980 to 1982 (NCEI Accession 0161311)

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Digitized maps of Mobile Bay and other coastal areas of Alabama, showing habitat types and species compositions of the vegetation in three broad categories of wetland: swamps, marshes, and submersed grassbeds. All areas in the Alabama Coastal Zone of less than 10 feet elevation above sea level, up to the fork of the Tombigbee and Alabama Rivers, were included in the inventory. Habitat boundary delineations were based on aerial photographs from 1979 and 1980, with transects by boat or foot for field verification in 1980-1982. Dataset includes habitat type classifications based on species compositions, and identifications of dominant species at each location.
  • Cite as: Stout, Judy; Dauphin Island Sea Lab; Alabama Department of Environmental Management (2017). A Comprehensive Inventory of Alabama Coastal Zone Wetland Habitats (Swamps, Marshes, Submersed Grassbeds) from 1980 to 1982 (NCEI Accession 0161311). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1979-01-01 to 1982-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 31.0701
S: 30.2129
E: -87.328
W: -88.431
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Wetland Habitats of the Alabama Coastal Area Part II: An Inventory of Wetland Habitats South of the Battleship Parkway
  • Wetland Habitats of the Alabama Coastal Zone Part III: An Inventory of Wetland Habitats of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-03-18
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: YCU9C5
Purpose To determine the extent and composition of wetlands and submerged grassbeds as a baseline for preservation and development planning in Alabama's coastal zone.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Stout, Judy; Dauphin Island Sea Lab; Alabama Department of Environmental Management (2017). A Comprehensive Inventory of Alabama Coastal Zone Wetland Habitats (Swamps, Marshes, Submersed Grassbeds) from 1980 to 1982 (NCEI Accession 0161311). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Mimi Tzeng
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
Submitter Keywords
  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
  • emergent vegetation
  • habitat classification
  • marshes
  • species composition
  • submersed grassbed
  • swamps
  • wetlands
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Submitter Places
  • Alabama
  • Mobile Bay
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Stout, Judy; Dauphin Island Sea Lab; Alabama Department of Environmental Management (2017). A Comprehensive Inventory of Alabama Coastal Zone Wetland Habitats (Swamps, Marshes, Submersed Grassbeds) from 1980 to 1982 (NCEI Accession 0161311). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-03-18T00:58:32 - NCEI Accession 0161311 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: SPECIES IDENTIFICATION (measured); Units: none; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: none.
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  • photograph
Last Modified: 2018-05-08T13:04:06
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