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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 04CNT05

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Other ID: Post Ivan

Status: Completed


Funding Program(s): National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards(1) (MN000J7)

Data Source Information: JALBTCX USACE CHARTS

Information Specialist(s): Kara Doran

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: LIDAR

Start Date: 2004-11-01

End Date: 2004-12-31

Equipment Used: Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The data were collected to depict the elevations above and below water along the immediate coastal zone. The survey generally extends 750 meters inland and up to 1500 meters over the water (depending on water depth and clarity)

Notes: Baldwin County, AL to Walton County, FL - 200411 to 200412. Powell Lake to Little St George Island, FL - 200411 to 200412. New Port Richey to Cape Romano, FL - 20041107 to 20041116. Jupiter to Miami, FL - 20041122 to 20041203. Cocoa Beach to Jupiter, FL - 20041121 to 20041208. Fernandina Beach to New Smyrna Beach - 20041206 to 20041211


Florida and Alabama

North: 30.7028 South: 25.7548 West: -88.029 East: -80.025



Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., Overbeck, J.R., 2015, A method for determining average beach slope and beach slope variability for U.S. sandy coastlines: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1053,

Long, J.W., Henderson, R.E., Thompson, D.M., 2020, Forecasting future beach width-A case study along the Florida Atlantic coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019-1150, 20 p.,

Overbeck, J.R., Doran, K.S., 2015, Beach slopes of Florida: Bradenton Beach to Clearwater Beach: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Overbeck, J.R., Doran, K.S., 2015, Beach slopes of Florida: Miami to Jupiter: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Stockdon, H.F., Long, J.W., Palmsten, M.L., Van der Westhuysen, A., Doran, K.S., Snell, R.J., 2023, Operational forecasts of wave-driven water levels and coastal hazards for US Gulf and Atlantic coasts: Communications Earth & Environment, v. 4 no. 1, 169 p., doi: 10.1038/s43247-023-00817-2.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) --- LIDAR (Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20041101-20041231 post-Ivan in Florida *this survey also covers a portion of the Atlantic coastline of Florida*)

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