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Terrestrial lidar of the new artificial dunes Staten Island, NY

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Terrestrial lidar was used to survey some of the new artificial dunes that have been installed since Hurricane Sandy along parts of the southeastern shore of Staten Island owned by New York City Parks. The south shore of Staten Island experienced severe flooding and erosion caused by storm surge during Hurricane Sandy. Beach elevation profiles spaced at 100 meters were collected along the Lower New York Bay shoreline on the south coast of Staten Island, including the Miller Field and Great Kills Units of Gateway National Park. USGS image created by Cindy Thatcher.


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