EAARL topography: Gulf Islands National Seashore: Mississippi

Open-File Report 2007-1377
Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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This Web site contains 30 lidar-derived bare earth topography maps and GIS files for the Gulf Islands National Seashore-Mississippi.

These lidar-derived topography maps were produced as a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program, FISC St. Petersburg, Florida, the National Park Service (NPS) Gulf Coast Network, Inventory and Monitoring Program, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Flight Facility. One objective of this research is to create techniques to survey coral reefs and barrier islands for the purposes of geomorphic change studies, habitat mapping, ecological monitoring, change detection, and event assessment. As part of this project, data from an innovative instrument under development at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, the NASA Experimental Airborne Advanced Research Lidar (EAARL) are being used. This sensor has the potential to make significant contributions in this realm for measuring subaerial and submarine topography wthin cross-environment surveys. High spectral resolution, water-column correction, and low costs were found to be key factors in providing accurate and affordable imagery to costal resource managers.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title EAARL topography: Gulf Islands National Seashore: Mississippi
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2007-1377
DOI 10.3133/ofr20071377
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description HTML Document
Country United States
State Mississippi
Other Geospatial Gulf Islands National Seashore
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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