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Oblique Aerial Photography - Coastal Erosion from El-Niño Winter Storms:
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S. Washington/N. Oregon
Central California
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Dennis Krohn
 
 
West Coast Aerial Photography Coverage: Click on any of the three boxed coastline areas on the map above to view the aerial photography index for that area.
The U.S. Geological Survey as part of its Coastal and Marine Program is taking aerial photographs to assess coastal erosion from severe storms. Our mission is to acquire precision-located oblique still and video photography before and after storm events to document storm-related changes to the coastline.

USGS acquired baseline coverage of over 1000 km of coastline from the west coast of the US in October, 1997, in anticipation of storms generated by the El-Niño warming of the Pacific Ocean. Three areas of the Pacific Coast were targeted:

  1. Southern Washington/Northern Oregon
  2. Central California
  3. Southern California

WA / OR
Central CA
Southern CA
 
Aerial Photography Locations: Fifty individual airphoto pair locations are denoted by red triangles on each of the above maps. Click on the shoreline to view the airphoto index for that section of the coast.
A follow-up mission was completed in April, 1998 after the storm season.

One hundred aerial photographs - 50 matched pairs - are available from the each of the three areas of the coast showing examples of different types of coastal changes occurring during the 97/98 winter. The photographs were taken from a NOAA Twin Otter aircraft flying at 500 feet and 130 knots. The photos in each area can be accessed by an index map or an location index.


Southern WA/Northern OR Central CA Southern CA locations 1-5 locations 6-10 locations 11-15 locations 16-20 locations 21-25 locations 26-30 locations 31-35 locations 36-40 locations 41-45 locations 46-50 locations 1-5 locations 6-10 locations 11-15 locations 16-20 locations 21-25 locations 26-30 locations 31-35 locations 36-40 locations 41-45 locations 46-50 locations 1-5 locations 6-10 locations 11-15 locations 16-20 locations 21-25 locations 26-30 locations 31-35 locations 36-40 locations 41-45 locations 46-50 Coastal and Marine Program > St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center > Research by Theme > Hazards > Hurricane & Extreme Storm Impact Studies > Coastal Erosion from El-Nino Winter Storms


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