A manuscript describing the generation of this profile database was published along with a USGS data release that includes the latest available profile elevations derived from lidar, coordinates, and associated morphologic characteristics.
SPCMSC scientists publish a database of lidar derived topo-bathy cross-shore profiles and characteristics for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico sandy coastlines
This database was generated as inputs for the development of an operational meta-model to estimate magnitudes of coastal change hazards. The database of approximately 4,000 topo-bathy elevation profiles was derived from the most recent available lidar from the USGS, with certain morphologic characteristics extracted and calculated from the data for each profile. Beyond this need for model inputs, the database of cross-shore profiles and characteristic metrics could serve as a tool for coastal scientists to visualize and to analyze varying local, regional, and national variations in coastal morphology for varying types of studies and projects related to Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico sandy coastline environments.
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