Originator: Mark Hansen
Lidar Bathymetry Data of Cape Canaveral, Florida, (2014) in XYZ ASCII text file format
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Archive of Bathymetry Data Collected at Cape Canaveral, Florida, 2014
Issue_Identification: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 957
Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, Florida
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
The Cape Canaveral Coastal System (CCCS) is a prominent feature along the Southeast U.S. coastline and is the only large cape south of Cape Fear, North Carolina. Most of the CCCS lies within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and included in its boundaries are the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), and a large portion of Canaveral National Seashore. The actual promontory of the modern cape falls within the jurisdictional boundaries of the CCAFS. These various agencies have ongoing concerns related to erosion hazards and vulnerability of the system including critical infrastructure, habitats, and recreational and cultural resources.
The USGS conducted a bathymetric mapping survey August 18-20, 2014, in the Atlantic Ocean offshore of Cape Canaveral, Florida (USGS Field Activity Number 2014-324-FA). The study area covered an area extending south from Port Canaveral, Florida, to the northern end of the KSC property and from the shoreline to about 2.5 km offshore. Bathymetric data were collected with single-beam sonar- and lidar-based systems. Two jet skis and a 17-ft outboard motor boat equipped with the USGS SANDS hydrographic system collected precision sonar data. The sonar operations were conducted in three missions, one on each day, with the boat and jet skis operating concurrently. The USGS airborne EAARL-B mapping system flown in a twin engine plane was used to collect lidar data. The lidar operations were conducted in three missions, one in the afternoon of August 19, 2015, and two more in the morning and afternoon of August 20, 2014. The missions were synchronized such that there was some temporal and spatial overlap between the sonar and lidar operations. Additional data were collected to evaluate the actual water clarity corresponding to lidar's ability to receive bathymetric returns.
This dataset serves as an archive of processed single-beam and lidar bathymetry data collected at Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 2014 (in XYZ comma delimited, ASCII and shapefile format). Also included in this archive are Geographic Information System (GIS) data products: gridded map data (in ESRI binary and ASCII grid format), and a color-coded bathymetry map (in PDF format).
The work was conducted as part of a study to describe an updated bathymetric dataset collected in 2014 and compare it to previous data sets. The updated data focus on the bathymetric features and sediment transport pathways that connect the offshore regions to the shoreline and, therefore, are related to the protection of other portions of the coastal environment, such as dunes, that support infrastructure and ecosystems.
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Theme_Keyword: circulation model
Theme_Keyword: sediment dynamics
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword: water depth
Theme_Keyword: second-generation Experimental Advanced Airborne Research lidar
Theme_Keyword: submerged topography
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Data Categories for Marine Planning
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry and elevation
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Marine Realms Information Bank (MRIB) Keywords
Theme_Keyword: topographic mapping
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: digital elevation models
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Place_Keyword: United States
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Place_Keyword: Cape Canaveral
Place_Keyword: Port Canaveral
Place_Keyword: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Place_Keyword: Kennedy Space Center
Place_Keyword: Cape Canaveral Coastal System
Place_Keyword: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
The U.S. Geological Survey requests that it be referenced as the originator of this dataset in any future products or research derived from these data.
Use_Constraints: These data should not be used for navigational purposes.
Contact_Person: Mark Hansen
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (727) 502-8000
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
The project was funded by the U.S. Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Chris Pali and Calvin Peacock were the acquisition engineers and pilots on board the aircraft, ground acquisition crew were Rudy Troche and Christine Kranenburg. Emily Klipp coordinated flight and acquisition logistics.
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcGIS 10.1 Service Pack 1 Build 3143; ESRI ArcCatalog 10.1 (Build 3143)
Originator: Thompson, D.M., Plant, N.G., and Hansen, M.E.
Analysis of Bathymetric Surveys to Identify Coastal Vulnerabilities at Cape Canaveral, Florida, USGS, Open-File Report 2015-1180
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: multimedia presentation
Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey