Data Series 1033
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as part of the National Assessment of Storm-Induced 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 August 31, 2005, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey from Panama City, Florida, to Lakeshore, Mississippi, and the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, aboard a Piper Navajo Chieftain aircraft at an altitude of 500 feet and approximately 1,000 feet offshore. This mission was flown to collect post-Hurricane Katrina data, which can be used to assess incremental changes in the beach and nearshore area and can be used to assess future coastal change.
The photographs in this report are Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) images. These photographs document the state of the barrier islands and other coastal features at the time of the survey.
Funding and support for this study were provided by the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP). The authors wish to thank pilot, Paul Plenarski, for his assistance in data collection. This report benefited from the comments and reviews of Julie Bernier and Kara Doran with the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Morgan, K.L.M., and Dewitt, N.T., 2017, Post-Hurricane Katrina coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Panama City, Florida, to Lakeshore, Mississippi, and the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, August 31, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1033, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1033
Karen L.M. Morgan