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Data Series 913

EAARL-B Coastal Topography—Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, 2012: Seamless (Bare Earth and Submerged)

By C. Wayne Wright, Emily S. Klipp, Christine J. Kranenburg, Rodolfo J. Troche, Xan Fredericks, Melanie L. Masessa, and David B. Nagle

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These remotely sensed, geographically referenced elevation measurements of light detection and ranging (lidar)-derived seamless (bare-earth and submerged) topography datasets were produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, Florida.

This project provides datasets acquired on August 7 and 8, 2012, for a portion of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana. An innovative airborne lidar system, known as the second-generation Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL-B), was used during data acquisition. The EAARL-B system is a raster-scanning, waveform-resolving, green-wavelength (532-nanometers) lidar designed to map nearshore bathymetry, topography, and vegetation structure simultaneously.

For more information about similar projects, please visit the Lidar for Science and Resource Management Web site.

First posted April 6, 2015

For additional information, contact:
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4846
(727) 502–8000

Suggested citation:

Wright, C.W., Klipp, E.S., Kranenburg, C.J., Troche, R.J., Fredericks, Xan, Masessa, M.L., and Nagle, D.B., 2015, EAARL-B coastal topography—Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, 2012—Seamless (bare earth and submerged): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 913,

ISSN 2327–638X (online)


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