Paper No. 15
Presentation Time: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
GEOLOGIC MAPPING OF SURFICIAL SEDIMENTS AND NEAR-SURFACE STRATIGRAPHY WITH MULTIPLE REMOTE-SENSING TECHNIQUES: DESCRIBING AND MONITORING TIDAL REGIONS IN CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA
An extensive system of remote-sensing, database development, and data-dissemination tools has been acquired at the College of Charleston to facilitate student, staff, and faculty research and training for local, regional, and national needs. This set of data-collection, processing, and interpretation tools, combined with relationships with local, regional, national, and international research partners, provides researchers with an integrated hardware and software platform for high-resolution mapping of surficial sediments and near-surface stratigraphy of marine and terrestrial deposits of the Coastal Plain and Continental Shelf. Herein we present information on the workflow and training models from field to interpreted data products, and provide integrated geological mapping examples from Pleistocene marine terraces, tidal rivers and creeks, estuaries, coastal, and continental shelf systems. Data and interpreted data products combining recently collected and historical information are provided online through an integrated ArcGIS server system and multi-tiered online access system. These rich data environments provide researchers and managers with information needed to make better basic and need-based decisions in these highly varied and dynamic geological regions.