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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 10LTS04

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Amar Nayegandhi

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain high-resolution topographic data.


Start Port/Location: Stennis Airport, MS

End Port/Location: Stennis Airport, MS

Start Date: 2010-09-04

End Date: 2010-09-05

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

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: C Wayne Wright

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: R. Mitchell and V. Rabine are affiliated with Jacobs Technology, Inc.


Chandeleur Islands, LA and Oil Spill Sand Berm

North: 30.20072917 South: 29.37097285 West: -89.0867 East: -88.48244066




Fredericks, X., Plant, N.G., 2016, EAARL coastal topographyâChandeleur Islands, Louisiana, 4â5 September 2010: Seamless (bare earth andsubmerged): U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Mickey, R.C., Long, J.W., Plant, N.G., Thompson, D.M., Dalyander, P.S., 2017, A methodology for modeling barrier island storm-impact scenarios: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1009,

Plant, N.G., Flocks, J., Stockdon, H.F., Long, J.W., Guy, K.K., Thompson, D.M., Cormier, J.M., Smith, C.G., Miselis, J.L., Dalyander, P.S., 2014, Predictions of barrier island berm evolution in a time-varying storm climatology: Journal of Geophysical Research F: Earth Surface, v. 119 no. 2, pp. 300–316, doi: 10.1002/2013jf002871.

Williams, B.N., Schreppel, H.A., Stalk C.A., 2019, Footprints of lidar datasets published at the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center since 2001: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Red Green Blue (RGB) Digital Camera --- Other Imagery
Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LIDAR (EAARL) --- LIDAR
CHAN2010_EAARLA_SM_ (lidar-derived seamless (bare earth and submerged) topography for the Chandeleur Islands in Louisiana. xyz dataset)
Digital Camera --- Photo
GPS --- Navigation
Single-beam Acoustic Sounder --- Single Beam
Multispectral Color-infrared (CIR) Digital Camera --- Other Imagery

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