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Field Activity Details for field activity 10LTS02

Other ID: ASIS 2010 survey

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John Brock, Amar Nayegandhi, C Wayne Wright

Affiliate Investigator(s): Sara Stevens

Information Specialist(s): Amar Nayegandhi

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain high-resolution topographic data in collaboration with NPS.


Start Port/Location: Salisbury, MD

End Port/Location: Salisbury, MD

Start Date: 2010-03-19

End Date: 2010-03-24

Equipment Used: Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LIDAR (EAARL), Digital Camera, GPS , Multispectral Color-infrared (CIR) Digital Camera, Red Green Blue (RGB) Digital Camera

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: C Wayne Wright

Affiliate Staff:



Assateague Island National Seashore MD

North: 38.47806764 South: 37.72918107 West: -75.50098658 East: -75.01462698




Bonisteel-Cormier, J.M., Nayegandhi, A., Wright, C.W., Brock, J.C., Nagle, D.B., Vivekanandan, S., Klipp, E.S., Fredericks, X., Stevens, S., 2011, EAARL coastal topography - Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 628,

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,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LIDAR (EAARL) --- LIDAR
10LTS02-LI-pd-2 (lidar-derived bare-earth (BE) topography GIS datasets of a portion of the Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland and Virginia)
10LTS02-LI-pd-1 (lidar-derived first-surface (FS) topography†GIS†datasets of a portion of the Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland and Virginia) (Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100319-20100324 in Virginia and Maryland)
Digital Camera --- Photo
GPS --- Navigation
Multispectral Color-infrared (CIR) Digital Camera --- Other Imagery
Red Green Blue (RGB) Digital Camera --- Other Imagery

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