Data Series 1008
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
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|Figure 1. Map showing the baseline coastal oblique survey flight path Navarre Beach, Florida, to Breton Island, Louisiana, September 18–19, 2015. Click in an area box to view a detailed map of that area.|
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as part of the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project, conducts baseline and storm-response photography missions to document and understand the changes in vulnerability of the Nation's coasts to extreme storms. On September 18–19, 2015, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey from Navarre Beach, Florida, to Breton Island, Louisiana (fig. 1), aboard a Maule MT57 (aircraft) at an altitude of 500 feet (ft) and approximately 1,200 ft offshore (fig 2). This mission was conducted to collect baseline data for assessing incremental changes in the beach and nearshore area since the last survey, flown in September 2014 (Morgan, 2015). The data can be used in the assessment of future coastal change.
The photographs provided in this report are Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) images. ExifTool was used to add the following to the header of each photograph: time of collection, Global Positioning System (GPS) latitude, GPS longitude, keywords, credit, artist (photographer), caption, copyright, and contact information. The photograph locations are an estimate of the position of the aircraft at the time the photograph was taken and do not indicate the location of any feature in the images (see the Navigation Data page). These photographs document the state of the barrier islands and other coastal features at the time of the survey. Pages containing thumbnail images of the photographs, referred to as contact sheets, were created in 5-minute segments of flight time. These segments can be found on the Photographs and Maps page. Photographs can be opened directly with any JPEG-compatible image viewer by clicking on a thumbnail on the contact sheet.
In addition to the photographs, a Google Earth Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file is provided and can be used to view the images by clicking on the marker and then the thumbnail or the link below the thumbnail. The KML file was created using the photographic navigation files. This KML file can be found in the kml folder.
This report is divided into eight sections: Home, Abbreviations, Contents, Photographs and Maps, Navigation Data, Logs, Metadata, and Citation Page. Links at the top and bottom of each page provide access to these sections.Links to the full-size images can be found on the Photographs and Maps page and through Table 1. KML files, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) files, images used to produce the Web pages, and a readme file are also included in this report. GPS data collected during the flight are available on the Navigation Data page. The Logs page contains information on the flight and the equipment used. The Contents page contains a diagram showing the location of all files and folders mentioned in the text and provides links to these files and folders.
Figure 1. Map showing the baseline coastal oblique survey flight path from Navarre Beach, Florida, to Breton Island, Louisiana, September 18–19, 2015.
Figure 2. Acquisition Geometry.
Figure 3A. Area 1—Navarre Beach, Florida, to Petit Bois Island, Mississippi
Figure 3B. Area 2—Petit Bois Island, Mississippi, to Breton Island, Louisiana
Figure 3C. Area 3—Navarre Beach, Florida, to Mobile Bay, Alabama
Figure 3D. Area 4—Mobile Bay, Alabama, to Ship Island, Mississippi
Figure 4. Dauphin Island Inset Map, Day 1 (Area 1)
Figure 5. Ship Island Inset Map, Day 1 (Area 2)
Figure 6. Northern Benchmark Inset Map (Area 2)
Figure 7. Dauphin Island Inset Map, Day 2 (Area 3)
Figure 8. Ship Island Inset Map, Day 2 (Area 4)
Table 1 provides detailed information about the image name, GPS location, date, and time for each of the 3,371 photographs taken during this survey, along with links to each photograph and contact sheet.
Morgan, K.L.M., 2015, Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Navarre Beach, Florida, to Breton Island, Louisiana, September 1, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 952, accessed June 24, 2016, at https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds952.
Morgan, K.L.M., 2016, Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Navarre Beach, Florida, to Breton Island, Louisiana, September 18–19, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1008, https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds1008.
Funding and support for this study were provided by the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP). The author wishes to thank photographer Amy Hartsfield and pilot Ian McIntyre for their assistance with data collection. This report benefited from the comments and reviews of Rangley Mickey and Kathleen Wilson with the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Karen L.M. Morgan
U.S. Geological Survey
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
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