This portion of the data release contains an image mosaic of the Kawaihae area on the west 'Kona' coast of the island of Hawai'i. This image mosaic was generated using digitized 1:24K natural color photographs collected in June 2000 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS). Two versions of the image mosaic are available--one with and one without a lidar bathymetry shaded-relief image digitally combined with the aerial photography mosaic results. The shaded-relief image was derived using airborne SHOALS (Scanning Hydrographic Operational Lidar Survey) lidar (LIght Detection And Ranging) data collected for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) in April 1999. Also available is a lower-resolution 'browse' graphic of the image mosaic and associated metadata. [More]
||Chavez, Pat S., Jr.; Isbrecht, JoAnn; Velasco, Miguel G.; and Cochran, Susan A.