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Suggested bibliographic reference: Hapke, C. J., Henderson, R. E., 2015, Quantification of Shoreline Change Along Hatteras Island, NC: Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras, 1978-2002, and Associated Vector Shoreline Data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1002. We would also like to thank Bill Berkemeier and Jesse McNinch of the USACE Field Research Facility (FRF) for providing access to the aerial photograph library. Jeff List contributed to the formulation of the uncertainty calculations for the rates of change, and the initial concept for deriving a shoreline database from the FRF historic photographs came from Rob Thieler, as part of the USGS North Carolina Coastal-Change Processes project.
This dataset consists of fourteen shorelines from 1978 to 2002 in the Cape Hatteras coastal region. Shoreline positions (high water line) were digitized from georeferenced imagery. The shoreline vectors were then compiled for use in the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) ArcGIS extension in order to generate rates of shoreline change. Historical shoreline changes measured from 1978-2002 provide a baseline to compare with recent (past 5-10 years) shoreline change observations as well as hindcasting and forecasting shoreline change with numerical models.
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|Data format:||This WinZip file contains a shapefile of fourteen historic shorelines from 1978 to 2002 for the sandy shorelines of Cape Hatteras, NC from Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras Point. in format WinZip (version 15.5) ESRI polyline shapefile Size: 1.236|
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