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Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Study

Research - Bathymetric and Geophysical Characterization

In an effort to provide an updated and detailed physical characterization of the Alabama Barrier Island system, acoustic surveys were conducted to profile bathymetry and stratigraphy in areas that contribute to the evolution of the island, including the Mobile ebb-tidal delta, the inner shelf and shoreface, and within Mississippi Sound. Using these data, a comprehensive, high-resolution bathymetric Digital Elevation Model (DEM) around the island will be generated and then integrated with elevation data of the island to provide a complete up-to-date bathymetric/topographic DEM. These data were collected in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering (USACE) and support many overall project objectives including:

Trackline map showing the final 2015 singlebeam and multibeam coverages around Dauphin Island
Trackline map showing the final 2015 singlebeam and multibeam coverages around Dauphin Island.
    Merged topographic and bathymetric digital elevation model of Dauphin Island.
Merged topographic and bathymetric digital elevation model of Dauphin Island.

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