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Elevation Data Collected in 2010 from Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana

February 28, 2017

This data release serves as an archive of elevation data collected in August 2010 from Sabine National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR), Louisiana. Point (xyz) elevations were collected from historically formed open-water bodies and the surrounding emergent marsh using a combination of stop-and-go (semi-kinematic) and kinematic differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) surveying techniques. These data were collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey?s (USGS) Gulf Coast Subsidence project and provide more extensive spatial coverage than water depths and marsh-surface elevations collected along coring transects in 2008 (USGS Open-File Report 2011-1169). The elevation data were used to estimate magnitudes of one-dimensional (vertical) and three-dimensional (volume) accommodation that formed as a result of extensive historical wetland loss in the western chenier plain of coastal Louisiana. All elevation data use the projected coordinate system North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83), Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 15 North (15N) and all elevations are North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) orthometric heights, derived using the GEOID09 geoid model.