Delmarva Peninsula Coastline Research USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Inner Continental Shelf Delmarva Peninsula Coastline Research
USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Objective: Mapping and identifying sediment ridge features found on the inner continental shelf offshore in the Delmarva (Delaware-Maryland-Virginia) Peninsula.

NSA researchers are developing auto-classification methods to identify these ridge features and create geospatial images of their locations. Identifying these offshore sediment features helps to better constrain controls on coastal vulnerability and evolution, the region’s sediment sources, transport pathways and sinks with the over-arching goal of understanding the coastal geological framework of this area at storm-event and longer time scales.