St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
By Owen Brenner, Cheryl J. Hapke, Kathryn G. Lee, and Dustin R. Kimbrow
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) and the USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center (LMG WSC) in Montgomery, Alabama, collected terrestrial-based light detection and ranging (T-lidar) elevation data at Fire Island, New York. The data were collected on May 18, 2015 as part of the ongoing beach monitoring within Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Project GS2-2B, and will be used to document and assess the morphological storm response and post-storm beach recovery. The survey extended along 35 kilometers of the Fire Island National Seashore, from the eastern boundary of Robert Moses State Park to the western boundary of Smith Point County Park. This USGS Data Release includes the resulting processed elevation point data (xyz) and an interpolated digital elevation model (DEM). For further information regarding data collection and/or processing methods, refer to previously published USGS Data Series 980 (http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds980).
Previous Fire Island lidar beach elevation datasets:
|Survey Date||Online Link|
|April 10, 2013||http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds921|
|April 1, 2014||http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F77H1GNN|
|June 11, 2014||http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds980|
For more information, refer to the U.S. Geological Survey Fire Island Coastal Change Website at: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/fire-island/research/sandy/.
|File Name and Description||Metadata (XML format)||Metadata (text format)||Download File|
Interpolated digital elevation model (DEM)
Processed elevation point data (xyz)
Brenner, O.T., Hapke, C.J., Lee, K.G., and Kimbrow, D.R., 2016, Terrestrial-Based Lidar Beach Topography of Fire Island, New York, May 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7862DKH.