Data Series 765


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Coastal Topography–Northeast Atlantic Coast, Post-Hurricane Sandy, 2012

Hilary F. Stockdon,1 Kara J. Doran,1 Kristin L. Sopkin,2 Kathryn E.L. Smith,1 and Xan Fredericks2

1U.S. Geological Survey; 2Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions, St. Petersburg, FL

This Data Series contains lidar-derived bare-earth (BE) topography, dune elevations, and mean-high-water shoreline position datasets for most sandy beaches for Fire Island, New York, and from Cape Henlopen, Delaware to Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The data were acquired post-Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall as an extratropical cyclone on October 29, 2012.

Click on the area of interest to view the corresponding links to the data directories for each State.

Map of the Atlantic coastline New York North Carolina Virginia Maryland Delaware

Click on the links below to access the shapefile directory of the tile extents displayed above, as well as the individual State directories.

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New York
North Carolina

The post-Hurricane Sandy lidar and feature data can also be viewed and queried through a standard Web-browser via an interactive map viewer ( For integration with other geographic information system (GIS) data layers, Web map services (WMS) can be accessed via the interactive map. Please note that Adobe Flash Player (version 11.1 or higher) is required for viewing and can be downloaded here:

Suggested Citation: Stockdon, H.F., Doran, K.J., Sopkin, K.L., Smith, K.E.L., and Fredericks, Xan, 2013, Coastal topography–Northeast Atlantic coast, post-hurricane Sandy, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 765.

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