Coastal Topography--Northeast Atlantic Coast, Post-Hurricane Sandy, 2012: Mean-high-water shoreline

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Description Mean-high-water (MHW) shoreline for a portion of the New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina coastlines were derived from lidar data collected following Hurricane Sandy (Sandy was an October 2012 hurricane that made landfall as an extratropical cyclone on the 29th). Data were produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from remotely sensed, geographically-referenced elevation measurements collected by Photo Science, Inc. (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina) and Woolpert, Inc. (Fire Island, New York) using airborne lidar sensors. Storms cause significant shoreline changes and this variation was not removed from these data, showing a highly variable MHW shoreline in many areas. [More]
Originators U.S. Geological Survey
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