Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sections
Personal tools
You are here: Home / Spatial Data / Coastal and Marine / Salinity, Northeast U.S.

Salinity, Northeast U.S.

The presence of salt water is an important determinant of ecological communities. This dataset modifies the Northeast Terrestrial Habitat Map developed by The Nature Conservancy to denote the presence of salt water or brackish water as follows: -Wetlands and waters classified by the National Wetland Inventory (http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/) as "marine", plus additional ocean waters to a distance from the coast of 10 km, are considered salt water and assigned a value of "1" -Wetlands and waters classified by the National Wetland Inventory as "upper estuarine" are considered oligohaline and assigned a value of "0.5" -Wetlands and waters classified by the National Wetland Inventory as "estuarine" are considered brackish and assigned a value of "0.7" -All other areas, both terrestrial and aquatic, are assigned a value of "0"

Links
Data Download
DataBasin
ScienceBase Record
Metadata XML
Data Info
Content Date 2010
Publication Date 2013
Data Type Raster
Resolution 30 meter
Status Complete
Creator Organization University of Massachusetts, The Nature Conservancy,
Additional Docs

More detailed metadata for the National Wetlands Inventory are available at: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/metadata.html

Salinity, Northeast U.S.

Document Actions