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Beach Slopes of Massachusetts

October 4, 2016

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 Northeast Atlantic Ocean for Massachusetts for data collected at various times between 2000 and 2013. For further information regarding data collection and/or processing methods refer to USGS Open-File Report 2015?1053 (

Publication Year 2016
Title Beach Slopes of Massachusetts
DOI 10.5066/F7B8568F
Authors Kara S Doran, Joseph W. Long, Justin J Birchler, Kathryn M Weber
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center