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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-304-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Lidar for Science and Resource Management II (MN00F1K), Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): C Wayne Wright

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Emily Klipp, Rodolfo Troche

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect calibration data for the Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL-B) system.

Vehicle(s): Chevy HHR - Blue

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2014-04-07

End Date: 2014-04-25

Equipment Used: GPS , Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LIDAR (EAARL)

Information to be Derived: submerged elevation data

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: submerged elevation data

Staff: Emily Klipp, Christine Kranenburg, Karen L M Morgan, Rodolfo Troche, C Wayne Wright

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This survey was conducted as part of the Hurricane Sandy Funding Agreement to calibrate and enhance EAARL capabilities (MN00FBP).

Location:

St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, Marathon and Cape Canaveral, FL

Boundaries
North: 28.26326328 South: 24.64696437 West: -82.6935 East: -79.89257813

Platform(s):

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Airplane

Publications

Fredericks, X., Kranenburg, C.J., Nagle, D.B., Zawada, D.G., 2016, EAARL-B submerged topographyâCrocker Reef, Florida, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7ZW1J25.

Kranenburg, C.J., Wright, C.W., Klipp, E.S., 2016, EAARL-B submerged topographyâFort Lauderdale, Florida, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F79S1P4S.

TorresâGarcia, L.M., Dalyander, P.S., Long, J.W., Zawada, D.G., Yates, K.K., Moore, C., Olabarrieta, M., 2018, Hydrodynamics and Sediment Mobility Processes Over a Degraded Senile Coral Reef: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, v. 123 no. 10, pp. 7053–7066, doi: 10.1029/2018JC013892.

Wright, C.W., Kranenburg, C.J., Troche, R.J., Mitchell, R.W., Nagle, D.B., 2016, Depth calibration of the Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar, EAARL-B: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1048, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161048.

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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS Post-processing of EAARL data is accomplished using a custom-built Airborne Lidar Processing System (ALPS) that combines laser return backscatter digitized at 1-ns intervals with aircraft positioning data derived from the IMU and GPS receiversNavigation
Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LIDAR (EAARL)The Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL) is an airborne lidar system that provides unique capabilities to survey coral reefs, nearshore benthic habitats, coastal vegetation, and sandy beaches (Wright and Brock, 2002). Operating in the blue-green portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, the EAARL is specifically designed to measure submerged topography and adjacent coastal land elevations seamlessly in a single scan of transmitted laser pulses.LIDAR
CRKR2014_EAARLB_z17_n88g12A_mosaic.zip (Lidar-derived submerged topography DEM mosaic for a portion of the submerged environs of Crocker Reef, Florida)
CRKR2014_EAARLB_z17_n88g12A.zip (Lidar-derived submerged topography point cloud for a portion of the submerged environs of Crocker Reef, Florida)
FLA2014_EAARLB_FLL_Uncalibrated_ST_z17_n88g12A_mosaic.zip (Uncalibrated lidar-derived submerged topography for a portion of the submerged environs of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (GEOID12A).)
FLA2014_EAARLB_FLL_Calibrated_ST_z17_wgs84_mosaic.zip (Calibrated lidar-derived submerged topography for a portion of the submerged environs of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (WGS84))
FLA2014_EAARLB_FLL_Uncalibrated_ST_z17_wgs84_mosaic.zip (Uncalibrated lidar-derived submerged topography for a portion of the submerged environs of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (WGS84).)
FLA2014_EAARLB_FLL_Calibrated_ST_z17_n88g12A_mosaic.zip (Calibrated lidar-derived submerged topography for a portion of the submerged environs of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (GEOID12A).)

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