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

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Abstract

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 processed for varying environmental reasons by pre- and post-Katrina projects. The datasets were in several formats and projections and were processed to varying phases of completion, and as a result the task of producing a seamless digital elevation dataset required a high level of coordination, research, and revision. This completed integration allowed for regional-scale storm surge modeling based on very high-resolution elevation information.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Using regional-scale pre- and post Hurricane Katrina lidar for monitoring and modeling: Chapter 30
DOI 10.5772/14127
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher InTech
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 13 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Recent Hurricane Research - Climate, Dynamics, and Societal Impacts
First page 575
Last page 592
Country United States
State Louisiana, Mississippi