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Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Preparing for Alaska's Changing Landscape - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

Item Identification

Title: Preparing for Alaska's Changing Landscape - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed

Kachemak Bay is one of Alaska’s most productive, diverse, and intensively-used estuaries. It is also one of the most vulnerable. Local ice fields are melting rapidly, while at the same time the coast continues to experience coastal uplift from a powerful earthquake that rocked the area in 1964. Estimates for sea level rise are lacking, and many local communities are established on land that is vulnerable to erosion and inundation. To plan for a future in this uncertain landscape, these communities need to understand the implications of coastal uplift and sea level rise in this area.


To help meet that need, the Kachemak Bay Reserve led a team to assess changes in land and sea levels in the coastal landscape and monitor the impacts of coastal uplift, glacial melt, and sea level rise on the Bay’s biological communities.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead and Contact:

Angela Doroff, Kachemak Bay NERR,

Project Type: Collaborative Research


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
None climate change
None coastal uplift
None glacial melt
None monitoring
None sea level rise

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Kachemak Bay, AK

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 879782
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 881008
W° Bound: -151.9
E° Bound: -150.83
N° Bound: 59.85
S° Bound: 59.32

Kachemak Bay, AK NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 879786
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-09-01
End: 2013-12-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).



CC ID: 879783
URL Type:
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57772
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:57772
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2019-09-25 16:46+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:27+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-01
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-01