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Data Series 921

Ground-Based Lidar Beach Topography of Fire Island, New York, April 2013

By Owen Brenner, Cheryl J. Hapke, Nicholas J. Spore, Katherine L. Brodie, and Jesse E. McNinch

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in Florida and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility in Duck, North Carolina, collaborated to gather alongshore ground-based lidar beach elevation data at Fire Island, New York. This high-resolution elevation dataset was collected on April 10, 2013, to characterize beach topography following substantial erosion that occurred during Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall on October 29, 2012, and multiple, strong winter storms. The ongoing beach monitoring is part of the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Project GS2-2B. This USGS data series includes the resulting processed elevation point data (xyz) and an interpolated digital elevation model (DEM).

First posted February 26, 2015

For additional information, contact:
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Suggested citation:

Brenner Owen, Hapke, C.J., Spore, N.J., Brodie, K.L., and McNinch, J.E., 2015, Ground-based lidar beach topography of Fire Island, New York, April 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 921,

ISSN 2327–638X (online)



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