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Hurricane Bonnie Impact Studies
August 28, 1998

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dot_clear.gif HURRICANE BONNIE

Hurricane Bonnie, a Category 3 storm, made landfall on August 26, 1998 in southern North Carolina near Cape Fear very close to landfall of both Hurricanes Bertha and Fran in 1996. Even though a powerful storm, damage from Bonnie was much less than Fran which was also Category 3.

FIELD SURVEYS

Coastal Change From Lidar: USGS, NASA and NOAA acquired laser altimetry surveys of the impacted areas. By comparing these data to earlier surveys, we were able to document coastal changes.

Oblique Aerial Photography: USGS acquired oblique aerial photgraphy and video of the impacted areas. These are compared to post-Fran and post-Bertha photographs.


Bertha - 7/16/96
 
Fran - 9/7/96
 
Bonnie - 8/28/98

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