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Fact Sheet 2011–3028

Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) Ecosystem Change and Hazard Susceptibility Project

Holocene Evolution of Apalachicola Bay, Florida

By Lisa E. Osterman and David C. Twichell

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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

For additional information contact:
Lisa E. Osterman
U.S. Geological Survey
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Suggested citation:

Osterman, L.E., and Twichell, D.C., 2011, Holocene evolution of Apalachicola Bay, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3028, 2 p.

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