Coastal Changes and Impacts

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LiDAR - An emerging tool for geological applications

Over the past five to ten years the use and applicability of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology has increased dramatically. As a result, more and more LiDAR data now are being collected across the country for a wide range of applications, and LiDAR currently is the technology of choice for high resolution terrain model creation, 3-D...

Stoker, Jason M.

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Lidar base specification

In late 2009, a $14.3 million allocation from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for new light detection and ranging (lidar) elevation data acquisition prompted the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP) to develop a common minimum specification for all lidar data acquired for The National Map. Released as a...

Heidemann, Hans Karl
Heidemann, Hans Karl, 2018, Lidar base specification (ver. 1.3, February 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 11, chap. B4, 101 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm11b4.

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Validation of the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model Version 2 over the conterminous United States

The ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model Version 2 (GDEM v2) was evaluated over the conterminous United States in a manner similar to the validation conducted for the original GDEM Version 1 (v1) in 2009. The absolute vertical accuracy of GDEM v2 was calculated by comparison with more than 18,000 independent reference geodetic ground control...

Gesch, Dean B.; Oimoen, Michael J.; Zhang, Zheng; Meyer, David J.; Danielson, Jeffrey J.

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Creation of digital contours that approach the characteristics of cartographic contours

The capability to easily create digital contours using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software has existed for decades. Out-of-the-box raw contours are suitable for many scientific applications without pre- or post-processing; however, cartographic applications typically require additional improvements. For example, raw contours generally require...

Tyler, Dean J.; Greenlee, Susan K.
Creation of digital contours that approach the characteristics of cartographic contours; 2012; SIR; 2012-5167; Tyler, Dean J.; Greenlee, Susan K.

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Elevation uncertainty in coastal inundation hazard assessments

Coastal inundation has been identified as an important natural hazard that affects densely populated and built-up areas (Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction, 2008). Inundation, or coastal flooding, can result from various physical processes, including storm surges, tsunamis, intense precipitation events, and extreme high tides. Such events cause...

Cheval, Sorin; Gesch, Dean B.

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Year Published: 2011

LiDAR: Providing structure

Since the days of MacArthur, three-dimensional (3-D) structural information on the environment has fundamentally transformed scientific understanding of ecological phenomena (MacArthur and MacArthur 1961). Early data on ecosystem structure were painstakingly laborious to collect. However, as reviewed and reported in recent volumes of Frontiers(eg...

Vierling, Lee A.; Martinuzzi, Sebastián; Asner, Gregory P.; Stoker, Jason M.; Johnson, Brian R.

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Using regional-scale pre- and post Hurricane Katrina lidar for monitoring and modeling: Chapter 30

Hurricane Katrina was one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history. Due to the sheer size of the affected areas, an unprecedented regional analysis at very high resolution and accuracy was needed to properly quantify and understand the effects of the hurricane and the storm tide. Many disparate sources of lidar data were acquired and...

Stoker, Jason M.; Turnipseed, D. Phil; Wilson, Kenneth V.
Jason Stoker, D. Phil Turnipseed and K. Van Wilson (2011). Using Regional-scale Pre- and Post Hurricane Katrina Lidar for Monitoring and Modeling, Recent Hurricane Research - Climate, Dynamics, and Societal Impacts, Prof. Anthony Lupo (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-238-8, InTech

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Global multi-resolution terrain elevation data 2010 (GMTED2010)

In 1996, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed a global topographic elevation model designated as GTOPO30 at a horizontal resolution of 30 arc-seconds for the entire Earth. Because no single source of topographic information covered the entire land surface, GTOPO30 was derived from eight raster and vector sources that included a substantial...

Danielson, Jeffrey J.; Gesch, Dean B.
Global multi-resolution terrain elevation data 2010 (GMTED2010); 2011; OFR; 2011-1073; Danielson, Jeffrey J.; Gesch, Dean B.

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Demonstration of a conceptual model for using LiDAR to improve the estimation of floodwater mitigation potential of Prairie Pothole Region wetlands

Recent flood events in the Prairie Pothole Region of North America have stimulated interest in modeling water storage capacities of wetlands and their surrounding catchments to facilitate flood mitigation efforts. Accurate estimates of basin storage capacities have been hampered by a lack of high-resolution elevation data. In this paper, we...

Huang, S.; Young, Caitlin; Feng, M.; Heidemann, Hans Karl; Cushing, Matthew; Mushet, D.M.; Liu, S.
Demonstration of a conceptual model for using LiDAR to improve the estimation of floodwater mitigation potential of Prairie Pothole Region wetlands; 2011; Article; Journal; Journal of Hydrology; Huang, S.; Young, C.; Feng, M.; Heidemann, K.; Cushing, M.; Mushet, D. M.; Liu, S.