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Open-File Report 2006-1384

Published 2006

EAARL Bare Earth Topography—Fire Island National Seashore

John C. Brock,1 C. Wayne Wright,2 Matt Patterson,3 Amar Nayegandhi,4 and Judd Patterson,3

1USGS FISC, St. Petersburg, FL,
2NASA, Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA,
3NPS, South Florida/Caribbean Network Inventory and Monitoring Program, Miami, FL,
4ETI Professionals, USGS, St. Petersburg, FL

Project Description

This Web site contains 35 LIDAR-derived bare earth topography maps and GIS files for Fire Island National Seashore.

These lidar-derived topographic maps were produced as a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program, the National Park Service (NPS), Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network, Inventory and Monitoring Program, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Flight Facility. The aims of the partnership that created this product are to develop advanced survey techniques for mapping barrier island geomorphology and habitats, and to enable the monitoring of ecological and geological change within National Seashores. This product is based on data from an innovative airborne lidar instrument under development at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, the NASA Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL).

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