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Field Activity Details for field activity 08LTS01

Other ID: EAARL/2008/SouthLouisiana

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Lidar for Science and Resource Management (MN00E3J)

Principal Investigator(s): John Brock

Affiliate Investigator(s): Amar Nayegandhi, John Brock (USGS)

Information Specialist(s): Emily Klipp

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain high-resolution topographic data of wetlands and barrier islands

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Kiln, Mississippi (Stennis Airport)

End Port/Location: Kiln, Mississippi (Stennis Airport)

Start Date: 2008-03-04

End Date: 2008-03-14

Equipment Used: Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LIDAR (EAARL), Digital Camera, Multispectral Imaging System, GPS

Information to be Derived: Sub-aerial topography, geo-referenced digital camera imagery

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This data set provides those bare earth elevation measurements in portions of the following parishes/counties: Orleans and St. Tammany in Louisiana and Hancock in Mississippi.

Staff: C Wayne Wright

Affiliate Staff:

Notes:

Location:

Southern LA

Boundaries
North: 30.4634712 South: 28.48838239 West: -91.90561295 East: -88.60087395

Platform(s):

photo of Airplane
Airplane

Publications

Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., Birchler, J.J.,, B., O.T., Hardy, M.W., Morgan, K.L.M., Stockdon, H.F., Torres, M.L., 2017, Lidar-derived beach morphology (dune crest, dune toe, and shoreline) for U.S. sandy coastlines: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7GF0S0Z.

Doran, K.S., Stockdon, H.F., Plant, N.G., Sallenger, A.H., Jr., Guy, K.K., Serafin, K.A., 2009, Hurricane Gustav: Observations and analysis of coastal change: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1279, 28 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20091279.

Fredericks, X., Kranenburg, C.J., Nagle, D.B., Doran, K.S., 2017, EAARL coastal topographyâEastern Louisiana Barrier Islands, 09 March 2008: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7M61HRQ.

Nayegandhi, A., Brock, J.C., Wright, C.W., Miner, M.D., Yates, X., Bonisteel, J.M., 2009, EAARL coastal topography - Pearl River Delta 2008: Bare earth: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 416, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds416.

Nayegandhi, A., Brock, J.C., Wright, C.W., Miner, M.D., Yates, X., Bonisteel, J.M., 2009, EAARL coastal topography - Pearl River Delta 2008: First surface: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 417, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds417.

Plant, N.G., Smith, K.E.L., Passeri, D.L., Smith, C.G., Bernier, J.C., 2018, Barrier-island and estuarine-wetland physical-change assessment after Hurricane Sandy: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1157, 45 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171157.

Stockdon, H.F., Doran, K., Thompson, D., Sopkin, K., 2012, National assessment of hurricane-induced coastal erosion hazards: Gulf of Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1084, 51 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20121084.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LIDAR (EAARL) --- LIDAR
08LTS01-LI-pd-1 (Lidar-derived bare earth (BE) topography†GIS†datasets of the Pearl River Delta in Louisiana and Mississippi)
08LTS01-LI-pd-2 (Lidar-derived first surface (FS) topography†GIS†datasets of the Pearl River Delta in Louisiana and Mississippi)
EasternLA2008_EAARLA_BE_n88g03_mosaic.tif (Lidar-derived bare-earth topography mosaic)
EasternLA2008_EAARLA_BE_n88g03.xyz (Lidar-derived bare-earth topography point cloud.)
EasternLA2008_EAARLA_FS_n88g03_mosaic.tif (Lidar-derived first-surface topography mosaic)
EasternLA2008_EAARLA_FS_n88g03.xyz (Lidar-derived first-surface topography point cloud. )
08LTS01_morphology.zip (Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20080304-20080314 in Louisiana)
Digital Camera --- Photo
Video
Multispectral Imaging System --- Other Imagery
GPS --- Navigation

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