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Field Activity Details for field activity 98LTS05

Other ID: Gulf_Coast

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: 1998-10-29

End Date: 1998-11-09

Equipment Used: Airborne Topographic Mapper 2 (ATM2)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:


Affiliate Staff:



Northern Gulf of Mexico

North: 30.400007 South: 26.384175 West: -90.9678 East: -81.872129


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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,

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.,

Overbeck, J.R., Doran, K.S., 2015, Beach slopes of Florida: Bradenton Beach to Clearwater Beach: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


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 19981029-19981109 in Louisiana through Florida)

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