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Beach Slopes of Florida: Bradenton Beach to Clearwater Beach

May 6, 2015

The National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project derives features of beach morphology from lidar elevation data for the purpose of understanding and predicting storm impacts to our nation's coastlines. This dataset defines mean beach slopes along the United States Southeast Gulf of Mexico from Bradenton Beach to Clearwater Beach, Florida for data collected at various times between 1998 and 2010.

For further information regarding data collection and/or processing methods refer to USGS Open-File Report 2015-1053:
Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., and Overbeck, J.R., 2015, A method for determining average beach slope and beach slope variability for U.S. sandy coastlines: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1053, 5 p.,

Publication Year 2015
Title Beach Slopes of Florida: Bradenton Beach to Clearwater Beach
DOI 10.5066/F7XK8CK2
Authors Jacquelyn R. Overbeck, Kara S. Doran
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center