Coastal single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer Island, Louisiana

Data Series 1041
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Abstract

As part of the Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program (BICM), scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted a nearshore single-beam bathymetry survey along the south-central coast of Louisiana, from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer Island, in July 2015. The goal of the BICM program is to provide long-term data on Louisiana’s coastline and use this data to plan, design, evaluate, and maintain current and future barrier island restoration projects. The data described in this report will provide baseline bathymetric information for future research investigating island evolution, sediment transport, and recent and long-term geomorphic change, and will support modeling of future changes in response to restoration and storm impacts. The survey area encompasses more than 300 square kilometers of nearshore environment from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer Island. This data series serves as an archive of processed single-beam bathymetry data, collected from July 22–29, 2015, under USGS Field Activity Number 2015-320-FA. Geographic information system data products include a 200-meter-cell-size interpolated bathymetry grid, trackline maps, and point data files. Additional files include error analysis maps, Field Activity Collection System logs, and formal Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata.

Suggested Citation

Stalk, C.A., DeWitt, N.T., Kindinger, J.L., Flocks, J.G., Reynolds, B.J., Kelso, K.W., Fredericks, J.J., and Tuten, T.M., 2017, Coastal single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer Island, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1041, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1041.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Survey Overview
  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Processing
  • Error Analysis
  • Survey Products
  • Data Downloads
  • Logs
  • Abbreviations
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Coastal single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer Island, Louisiana
Series title Data Series
Series number 1041
DOI 10.3133/ds1041
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description HTML Document
Country United States
State Louisiana
Other Geospatial Point Au Fer Island, Raccoon Point
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y