Fact Sheet 2011–3028
A program of geophysical mapping and vibracoring was conducted in 2007 to better understand the geologic evolution of Apalachicola Bay and its response to sea-level rise. A detailed geologic history could help better understand how this bay may respond to both short-term (for example, storm surge) and long-term sea-level rise. The results of this study were published (Osterman and others, 2009) as part of a special issue of Geo-Marine Letters that documents early results from the Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) Ecosystem Change and Hazard Susceptibility Project.
First posted March 14, 2011
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Osterman, L.E., and Twichell, D.C., 2011, Holocene evolution of Apalachicola Bay, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3028, 2 p.