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Field Activity Details for field activity 09CNT03

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed


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

Data Source Information: CHARTS

Information Specialist(s): Kara Doran

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: LIDAR

Start Date: 2009-08-09

End Date: 2009-08-24

Equipment Used: Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:



North Carolina

North: 36.557533 South: 34.571054 West: -76.5562 East: -75.4369



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,

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,

Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., Overbeck, J.R., 2015, Beach slopes of North Carolina: Salvo to Duck: 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., Doran, K.S., Thompson, D.M., Sopkin, K.L., Plant, N.G., 2013, National assessment of hurricane-induced coastal erosion hazards: Southeast Atlantic coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1130, 28 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
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) --- LIDAR
09CNT03-LI-pd-07 (North Carolina Mean Beach Slopes)
09CNT03-LI-pd-08 (North Carolina Raw Beach Slopes) (Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20090816-20090824 in North Carolina)

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