Document Type

Data

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

2021

Abstract

These data are sediment core, radiocarbon, and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) data from the barrier islands and backbarrier lagoons, bays, and marshes of Assateague Island (VA, USA), Chincoteague Island (VA, USA), and Wallops Island (VA, USA). Vibracore data from Tom’s Cove, a backbarrier bay, were collected using a vibracore system with the ability to core through a ‘moonhole’ on a flat bottom boat. Geoprobe cores were collected using a track-mounted 66DT Geoprobe direct-push drill rig. Select samples from the sediment cores (associated with figures and tables in Shawler et al., 2021) were analyzed using a Beckman-Coulter Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer (LS 13 320 Aqueous Liquid Module) with an applied calculation model that uses Fraunhöfer theory. Data are available as Microsoft Excel Workbooks and can be opened using Excel or numerous free and open sources products such as Google Sheets. Each sediment core data spreadsheet contains a “READ ME” tab with additional detail. The full OSL report from co-author Sebastien Huot is also included and can be accessed with a PDF reader.

Description

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  • AssateagueIsland_LighthouseandFishingPoint_Geoprobe_CoreLogs_Shawleretal2021_QSR_07March2021: Qualitative sediment core descriptions from Assateague Island direct-push cores
  • ChincoteagueIsland_Geoprobe_Corelogs_Shawleretal2021_QSR_20June2021: Qualitative sediment core descriptions from Chincoteague Island direct-push cores
  • WallopsIsland_Geoprobe_Corelogs_Shawleretal2021_QSR_20June2021: Qualitative sediment core descriptions from Wallops Island direct-push cores
  • Tom's Cove_AssateagueIsland_Vibracore_Shawleretal2021_QSR_20June2021: Qualitative sediment core descriptions from Tom’s cove (southern Assateague Island backbarrier) vibracore
  • Assateague_Chincoteague_Wallops_Facies_GrainSizeAnalysis_Shawleretal2021_QSR_20June2021: LDPSA grain size distribution data
  • RadiocarbonDates_Shawleretal2021_QSR_18Dec2020: Editable radiocarbon dates table published
  • OSLDates_Shawleretal2021_QSR_20June2021: Editable optically stimulated luminescence dates table
  • Shawleretal_OSLAges2020_FullReport: Optically stimulated luminescence report


DOI

https://doi.org/10.25773/53bv-4p15

Keywords

Barrier island, lagoon, sediment core, grain size, optically stimulated luminescence, radiocarbon, Assateague Island, Chincoteague Island, Wallops Island, Tom’s cove

Associated Publications

Shawler, J.L., Hein, C.J., Obara, C., Robbins, M.R., Hout, S. and Fenster, M.S. 2021. The effect of coastal landform development on decadal- to millennial-scale longshore sediment fluxes: Evidence from the Holocene evolution of the central mid-Atlantic coast, USA, Quaternary Science Reviews IN REVISION

Publication Statement

The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Center for Innovative Technology, Virginia Sea Grant, NOAA, or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Funding

This research was supported by funds from the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology. This dataset was prepared by Justin Shawler using Federal funds under NOAA award number NA18OAR4170083, Virginia Sea Grant College Program Project #721557, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Assateague_Chincoteague_Wallops_Facies_GrainSizeAnalysis_Shawleretal2021_QSR_20June2021.xlsx (61 kB)
Qualitative sediment core descriptions from Assateague Island direct-push cores

ChincoteagueIsland_Geoprobe_Corelogs_Shawleretal2021_QSR_20June2021.xlsx (65 kB)
Qualitative sediment core descriptions from Chincoteague Island direct-push cores

WallopsIsland_Geoprobe_Corelogs_Shawleretal2021_QSR_20June2021.xlsx (26 kB)
Qualitative sediment core descriptions from Wallops Island direct-push cores

Tom'sCove_AssateagueIsland_Vibracore_Shawleretal2021_QSR_20June2021.xlsx (31 kB)
Qualitative sediment core descriptions from Tom’s cove (southern Assateague Island backbarrier) vibracore

Assateague_Chincoteague_Wallops_Facies_GrainSizeAnalysis_Shawleretal2021_QSR_20June2021.xlsx (61 kB)
Qualitative sediment core descriptions from Assateague Island direct-push cores

RadiocarbonDates_Shawleretal2021_QSR_18Dec2020.xlsx (18 kB)
Editable radiocarbon dates table

OSLDates_Shawleretal2021_QSR_20June2021.xlsx (16 kB)
Editable optically stimulated luminescence dates table

Shawleretal_OSLAges2020_FullReport.pdf (307 kB)
Optically stimulated luminescence report

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