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Field Activity Details for field activity 98LTS01

Other ID: East_Coast03

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Lidar for Science and Resource Management (MN00E3J)

Principal Investigator(s): John Brock

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Emily Klipp

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: LIDAR

Scientific Purpose/Goals: to collect lidar data

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1998-02-09

End Date: 1998-02-09

Equipment Used: Airborne Topographic Mapper 2 (ATM2)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:


Affiliate Staff:



Assateague Island

North: 38.347026 South: 37.759575 West: -75.5551 East: -75.039028


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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., 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
Airborne Topographic Mapper 2 (ATM2) --- LIDAR (Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 19980209-19980210 in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware)

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