June 2008 Alabama and Florida USGS EAARL Lidar-derived dune crest, toe and shoreline

Online link https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/catalog/spcmsc/08ACH03_morphology_metadata.faq.html
Description The Storm-Induced Coastal Change Hazards component of the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project focuses on understanding the magnitude and variability of extreme storm impacts on sandy beaches. Lidar-derived beach morphologic features such as dune crest, toe and shoreline help define the vulnerability of the beach to storm impacts. This dataset defines the elevation and position of the seaward-most dune crest and toe and the mean high water shoreline derived from the June 2008 Louisiana, Alabama and Florida Experimental Advance Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL) survey. Beach width is included and is defined as the distance between the dune toe and shoreline along a cross-shore profile. The beach slope is calculated using this beach width and the elevation of the shoreline and dune toe. [More]
Originators Doran, Kara S.; Long, Joseph W.; Stockdon, Hilary F.; Birchler, Justin J.; Hardy, Matthew W.; and Torres, Miguel Loubriel
Field activities 08ACH03

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