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Title: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary (NRE) Regions

Abstract

Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation’s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of encroachment pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and changes in climate and sea level. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and also optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the second 5 years of the program (DCERP2) are presented in the DCERP2 Final Report.There were four overarching objectives of DCERP2. The first objective was to understand the effects of climate change impacts, including warming temperatures, variability in the hydrological cycle, storm events, and sea level rise on the coastal ecosystems at MCBCL from observations and measurements made over the 10-year program. The second objective was to understand the carbon cycle of the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems at MCBCL through a highlymore » integrated sampling program. The third objective was to develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate current and projected future ecosystem state changes and translate scientific findings into actionable information for installation managers. The last objective was to recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.The New River Estuary regions were digitized using desktop GIS and elevation data to determine the watershed boundaries and bathymetry data is determined by the water depth. Geographic representation of box and flow model produced by DCERP aquatic & esturaine module team, includes micro-watershed data. A spatial approximation of the areas defined in the Estuarine Simulation Model developed by Mark Brush.« less

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Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem; Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. DoD > Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) > Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
DCERP; SERDP; WATERSHED; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; RC-2245
OSTI Identifier:
1603070
DOI:
10.15485/1603070

Citation Formats

Donnelly, Ben, and Brush, Mark. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary (NRE) Regions. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.15485/1603070.
Donnelly, Ben, & Brush, Mark. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary (NRE) Regions. United States. doi:10.15485/1603070.
Donnelly, Ben, and Brush, Mark. 2018. "Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary (NRE) Regions". United States. doi:10.15485/1603070. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1603070. Pub date:Tue Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2018
@article{osti_1603070,
title = {Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary (NRE) Regions},
author = {Donnelly, Ben and Brush, Mark},
abstractNote = {Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation’s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of encroachment pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and changes in climate and sea level. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and also optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the second 5 years of the program (DCERP2) are presented in the DCERP2 Final Report.There were four overarching objectives of DCERP2. The first objective was to understand the effects of climate change impacts, including warming temperatures, variability in the hydrological cycle, storm events, and sea level rise on the coastal ecosystems at MCBCL from observations and measurements made over the 10-year program. The second objective was to understand the carbon cycle of the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems at MCBCL through a highly integrated sampling program. The third objective was to develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate current and projected future ecosystem state changes and translate scientific findings into actionable information for installation managers. The last objective was to recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.The New River Estuary regions were digitized using desktop GIS and elevation data to determine the watershed boundaries and bathymetry data is determined by the water depth. Geographic representation of box and flow model produced by DCERP aquatic & esturaine module team, includes micro-watershed data. A spatial approximation of the areas defined in the Estuarine Simulation Model developed by Mark Brush.},
doi = {10.15485/1603070},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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