ACE INC is part
of the
Estuarine and Great Lakes (EaGLe) Coastal Initiative.

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North Inlet, SC in conjunction with Plum Island, MA make up the Coastal Wetland Component of ACE INC.

Investigators:

James T. Morris, Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina
Ray Torres, Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina

Objective:

Develop a suite of indicators of the condition of coastal wetlands that are based on physical and biological criteria. Emphasis is on higher plant-based pigment indicators. Link these indicators to remote sensing capabilities.

Site Overview:

Site Characteristic
North Inlet
Biogeographic Province
Carolinean
Primary producer base
Tidal marsh, planktonic and benthic algal subsystems
Geomorphic type
Bar-built lagoon
Water source
Groundwater
Salinity range
25-32
N load
1.1 gN m2 yr-1
Circulation type
Well-mixed
Residence time
2-10 days
Tidal range
2 m
Level of Impact
Low
Trophic State
Mesotrophic
Trophic trend
Steady - upward pressure
Monitoring programs
NERR, LTREB,CISNet
Institutional Partners:


UNC -
Chapel Hill