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Field Activity Details for field activity 12CNT06

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Other ID: Photosci_PostSandy

Status: Completed


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

Data Source Information: PHOTOSCI

Information Specialist(s): Kara Doran

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: LIDAR

Start Date: 2012-11-05

End Date: 2012-11-29

Equipment Used: Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:




North: 38.812744 South: 34.566093 West: -76.6802 East: -75.0458



Birchler, J.J., Dalyander, P.S., Stockdon, H.F., Doran, K.S., 2015, National assessment of nor'easter-induced coastal erosion hazards: mid- and northeast Atlantic coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1154, 41 p.,

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,

Hapke, C.J., Brenner, O., Hehre, R., Reynolds, B.J., 2013, Coastal Change from Hurricane Sandy and the 2012-2013 Winter Storm Season: Fire Island, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1231,

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.,

Miselis, J.L., Lorenzo-Trueba, J., 2017, Natural and human-induced variability in barrier-island response to sea level rise: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 44 no. 23, pp. 11922–11931, doi: 10.1002/2017gl074811.

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.,

Sopkin, K.L., Stockdon, H.F., Doran, K.S., Plant, N.G., Morgan, K.L.M., Guy, K.K., Smith, K.E.L., 2014, Hurricane Sandy: observations and analysis of coastal change: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1088, 64 p.,

Stockdon, H.F., Doran, K.J., Sopkin, K.L., Smith, K.E.L., Fredericks, X., 2013, Coastal topography-Northeast Atlantic coast, post-hurricane Sandy, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 765,

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.

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,

Farris, A.S., Weber, K.M., Doran, K.S., List, J.H., 2018, Comparing methods used by the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program for deriving shoreline position from lidar data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report (2018-1121),


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) --- LIDAR
12CNT06-LI-pd-18 (published lidar DEMs delaware)
12CNT06-LI-pd-3 (lidar derived dune toe Delaware)
12CNT06-LI-pd-6 (lidar derived dune crest Maryland)
12CNT06-LI-pd-20 (published lidar DEMs North Carolina)
12CNT06-LI-pd-21 (published lidar DEMs Virginia)
12CNT06-LI-pd-23 (North Carolina Mean Beach Slopes)
12CNT06-LI-pd-2 (lidar derived dune crest Delaware)
12CNT06-LI-pd-10 (lidar derived dune crest north carolina)
12CNT06-LI-pd-14 (lidar derived dune crest Virginia)
12CNT06-LI-pd-15 (lidar derived dune toe Virginia)
12CNT06-LI-pd-16 (lidar derived shorelines Virginia)
12CNT06-LI-pd-22 (North Carolina Raw Beach Slopes)
12CNT06-LI-rd-1 (raw lidar data) (Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20121105-20121129 Post-Sandy in North Carolina through Delaware)
12CNT06-LI-pd-4 (lidar derived shorelines Delaware)
12CNT06-LI-pd-12 (lidar derived shorelines north carolina)
12CNT06-LI-pd-7 (lidar derived dune toe Maryland)
12CNT06-LI-pd-11 (lidar derived dune toe north carolina)
12CNT06-LI-pd-8 (lidar derived shorelines Maryland)
12CNT06-LI-pd-19 (published lidar DEMs Maryland)

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