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Introduction: Special issue on advances in topobathymetric mapping, models, and applications

January 5, 2017

Detailed knowledge of near-shore topography and bathymetry is required for many geospatial data applications in the coastal environment. New data sources and processing methods are facilitating development of seamless, regional-scale topobathymetric digital elevation models. These elevation models integrate disparate multi-sensor, multi-temporal topographic and bathymetric datasets to provide a coherent base layer for coastal science applications such as wetlands mapping and monitoring, sea-level rise assessment, benthic habitat mapping, erosion monitoring, and storm impact assessment. The focus of this special issue is on recent advances in the source data, data processing and integration methods, and applications of topobathymetric datasets.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title Introduction: Special issue on advances in topobathymetric mapping, models, and applications
DOI 10.2112/SI76-001
Authors Dean B. Gesch, John Brock, Christopher E. Parrish, Jeffrey N. Rogers, C. Wayne Wright
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Coastal Research
Index ID 70179578
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center