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Field Activity Details for field activity 08CCH03

Other ID: none

Status: Completed


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Data Type(s): Imagery: Other Imagery, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: LIDAR, Location-Elevation: Navigation

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Start Date: 2008-09-17

End Date: 2008-09-18

Equipment Used: Digital Camera, Multispectral Color-infrared (CIR) Digital Camera, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), GPS

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Hurricane Ike

North: 30.98467448 South: 28.0580006 West: -96.3225 East: -87.55490217


photo of Airplane


Barras, J.A., Brock, J.C., Travers, L.J., 2011, Remotely sensed imagery revealing the effects of hurricanes Gustave and Ike on coastal Louisiana, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 566,

Doran, K.S., Plant, N.G., Stockdon, H.F., Sallenger, A.H., Jr., Serafin, K.A., 2009, Hurricane Ike: Observations and analysis of coastal change: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1061, 35 p.,

Hardy, M.W., Kranenburg, C.J., Doran, K.S., 2017, EAARL coastal topographyâTexas, post-Hurricane Ike, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Long, J.W., de Bakker, A.T.M., Plant, N.G., 2014, Scaling coastal dune elevation changes across storm-impact regimes: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 41 no. 8, pp. 2899–2906, doi: 10.1002/2014gl059616.

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.,

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
Digital Camera --- Photo
Multispectral Color-infrared (CIR) Digital Camera --- Other Imagery
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) --- LIDAR (Lidar-derived bare-earth topography collected post-Hurricane Ike in Texas.) (Lidar-derived first-surface topography collected post-Hurricane Ike in Texas) (Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20080917 in Texas post-Ike)
GPS --- Navigation

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