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Chenier Plain region bathymetric and topographic datasets: Methodology report

March 3, 2022

The goal of the Louisiana Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring (BICM) program is to provide long-term data on coastal Louisiana for monitoring change and assisting in coastal management. This study (carried out under Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority contract number 2000339324, BICM2—Chenier TopoBathy DEM) builds upon the previous BICM physical assessment of the Chenier Plain region using bathymetric data from three periods (1930, 2007, and 2017) to develop digital elevation models for historical and current periods. In addition to bathymetric datasets, the study includes light detection and ranging elevation measurements along the coastline to produce elevation datasets for the 2007 and 2017 periods. This report describes the methods used to acquire, process, and produce these products.