Shoreline change rates along the coast of California from 1998 to 2016

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Description This dataset contains California shoreline change rates derived from mean high water (MHW) shorelines from 1998 (in Central and Southern California) and 2002 (in Northern California) to 2016. The MHW elevation in each analysis region (Northern, Central, and Southern California) maintained consistency with that of the National Assessment of Shoreline Change. The operational MHW line was extracted from Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) digital elevation models (DEMs) using the ArcGIS smoothed contour method. Within the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS), end-point rates (EPR) of shoreline change were calculated between the 1998/2002 and the 2016 shorelines at a transect spacing of 50 meters to provide a long-term perspective of sandy shoreline behavior along the coast of California. [More]
Originators Barnard, Patrick; Smith, Schuyler A.; and Foxgrover, Amy C.

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