Post-Hurricane Gustav coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, to Isles Dernieres Barrier Islands Refuge, Louisiana, September 4, 2008

Online link https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/catalog/spcmsc/08ACH04-Metadata.faq.html
Description The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducts baseline and storm-response photography missions to document and understand the changes in the vulnerability of the Nation's coasts to extreme storms. On September 4, 2008, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey from the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, to Isles Dernieres Barrier Islands Refuge, Louisiana, aboard a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 aircraft at an altitude of 500 feet (ft) and approximately 1,200 ft offshore. This mission was conducted to collect data for assessing incremental changes in the beach and nearshore area since the last survey, which was flown in September 2005 (https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=05CCH03), and the data can be used to assess future coastal change. The photographs provided are Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) images. The photograph locations are an estimate of the aircraft's position and do not indicate the location of the features in the images. These photographs document the configuration of the barrier islands and other coastal features at the time of the survey. ExifTool (version 4.0) was used to add the following to the header of each photograph: time of collection, GPS latitude, GPS longitude, keywords, credit, artist (photographer), caption, copyright, and contact information. Photographs can be opened with any JPEG-compatible image viewer. All image times are recorded in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). [More]
Originators Morgan, Karen L. M.
Field activities 08ACH04

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Map of survey area during USGS field activity 08ACH04. Red line shows the Hurricane Gustav storm track (provided by Unisys Weather).
Map of survey area during USGS field activity 08ACH04. Red line shows the Hurricane Gustav storm track (provided by Unisys Weather).