Topography-based analysis of Hurricane Katrina inundation of New Orleans

Circular 1306- 3G
This report is Chapter 3G in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005. See Circular 1306 for more information and other chapters.
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Abstract

The ready availability of high-resolution, high-accuracy elevation data proved valuable for development of topographybased products to determine rough estimates of the inundation of New Orleans, La., from Hurricane Katrina. Because of its high level of spatial detail and vertical accuracy of elevation measurements, light detection and ranging (lidar) remote sensing is an excellent mapping technology for use in low-relief hurricane-prone coastal areas.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Topography-based analysis of Hurricane Katrina inundation of New Orleans
Series title Circular
Series number 1306
Chapter 3G
DOI 10.3133/cir13063G
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 4 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005 (Circular 1306)
First page 53
Last page 56
Country United States
State Louisiana
City New Orleans