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Data Release

Terrestrial-Based Lidar Beach Topography of Fire Island, New York, May 2015

By Owen Brenner, Cheryl J. Hapke, Kathryn G. Lee, and Dustin R. Kimbrow

Summary

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/.

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
20150518_FI_USGS_DEM.zip
Interpolated digital elevation model (DEM)
20150518_FI_USGS_DEM_metadata.xml 20150518_FI_USGS_DEM_metadata.txt 20150518_FI_USGS_DEM.zip
(6 MB)
20150518_FI_USGS_XYZ.txt
Processed elevation point data (xyz)
20150518_FI_USGS_XYZ_metadata.xml 20150518_FI_USGS_XYZ_metadata.txt 20150518_FI_USGS_XYZ.zip
(5 MB)

The May 18, 2015, terrestrial lidar beach survey includes 35 kilometers of the Fire Island National Seashore at Fire Island, New York
Figure 1. The May 18, 2015, terrestrial lidar beach survey includes 35 kilometers of the Fire Island National Seashore at Fire Island, New York.

Suggested Citation

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7862DKH.



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