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Lidar-derived Beach Morphology (Dune Crest, Dune Toe, and Shoreline) for U.S. Sandy Coastlines

By Kara S. Doran, Joseph W. Long, Justin J. Birchler, Owen T. Brenner, Matthew W. Hardy, Karen L.M. Morgan, Hilary F. Stockdon, and Miguel Loubriel Torres

Summary

The USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project aims to identify areas of the nation’s coastline that are most vulnerable to extreme storms and long-term shoreline change. These assessments require coastal elevation data across diverse geographic regions and covering a time span of many years.  The datasets published here, organized by individual field activity numbers (FANs), define the dune crest (denoted by DC in the feature_type attribute), dune toe (denoted by DT in the feature_type attribute), and shoreline (denoted by SL in the feature_type attribute) at 10m intervals alongshore for each processed lidar elevation survey. Beach width and beach slope as calculated from dune toe to shoreline are also included at each shoreline location.

Note: This data release was versioned on August 22, 2018. Please see the Suggested Citation section for details.

Data

Gulf of Mexico Coastline

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
98LTS05_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 19981029-19981109 in Louisiana through Florida
98LTS05_morphology_metadata.xml 98LTS05_morphology_metadata.txt 98LTS05_morphology.zip
99LTS10_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 19991016 in Texas
99LTS10_morphology_metadata.xml 99LTS10_morphology_metadata.txt 99LTS10_morphology.zip
01LTS02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20010909-20011113 in Texas through Florida
01LTS02_morphology_metadata.xml 01LTS02_morphology_metadata.txt 01LTS02_morphology.zip
02CNT02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20020918 Post-Fay in Texas
02CNT02_morphology_metadata.xml 02CNT02_morphology_metadata.txt 02CNT02_morphology.zip
02LTS02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20020912-20021013 Post-Lili in Louisiana
02LTS02_morphology_metadata.xml 02LTS02_morphology_metadata.txt 02LTS02_morphology.zip
04LTS01_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20040816-20040819 Post-Charley in Florida
04LTS01_morphology_metadata.xml 04LTS01_morphology_metadata.txt 04LTS01_morphology.zip
04CNT01_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20040401-20040925 in Mississippi, through Florida
04CNT01_morphology_metadata.xml 04CNT01_morphology_metadata.txt 04CNT01_morphology.zip
04CNT05_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20041101-20041231 Post-Ivan in Florida *this survey also covers a portion of the Atlantic coastline of Florida*
04CNT05_morphology_metadata.xml 04CNT05_morphology_metadata.txt 04CNT05_morphology.zip
04LTS03_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20040919 Post-Ivan in Mississippi, through Florida
04LTS03_morphology_metadata.xml 04LTS03_morphology_metadata.txt 04LTS03_morphology.zip
05CNT03_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20050713-20050725 Post-Dennis in Florida
05CNT03_morphology_metadata.xml 05CNT03_morphology_metadata.txt 05CNT03_morphology.zip
05LTS05_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20050901-20050908 Post-Katrina in Mississippi, through Florida
05LTS05_morphology_metadata.xml 05LTS05_morphology_metadata.txt 05LTS05_morphology.zip
05LTS06_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20050927-20051002 Post-Rita in Texas and Louisiana
05LTS06_morphology_metadata.xml 05LTS06_morphology_metadata.txt 05LTS06_morphology.zip
05LTS07_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20050930-20051002 in Texas
05LTS07_morphology_metadata.xml 05LTS07_morphology_metadata.txt 05LTS07_morphology.zip
06LTS02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20060314-20060315 in Mississippi and Alabama
06LTS02_morphology_metadata.xml 06LTS02_morphology_metadata.txt 06LTS02_morphology.zip
06LTS04_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20060920-20060922 in Mississippi and Alabama
06LTS04_morphology_metadata.xml 06LTS04_morphology_metadata.txt 06LTS04_morphology.zip
06CNT03_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20060528-20060610 in Florida
06CNT03_morphology_metadata.xml 06CNT03_morphology_metadata.txt 06CNT03_morphology.zip
07CNT01_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20070618-20070830 in Florida
07CNT01_morphology_metadata.xml 07CNT01_morphology_metadata.txt 07CNT01_morphology.zip
07LTS02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20070627-20070630 in Mississippi and Alabama
07LTS02_morphology_metadata.xml 07LTS02_morphology_metadata.txt 07LTS02_morphology.zip
08LTS01_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20080304-20080314 in Louisiana
08LTS01_morphology_metadata.xml 08LTS01_morphology_metadata.txt 08LTS01_morphology.zip
08ACH03_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20080624-20080626 in Alabama and Florida
08ACH03_morphology_metadata.xml 08ACH03_morphology_metadata.txt 08ACH03_morphology.zip
08CCH02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20080905-20080908 Post-Gustav in Louisiana through Florida
08CCH02_morphology_metadata.xml 08CCH02_morphology_metadata.txt 08CCH02_morphology.zip
08CCH03_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20080917 in Texas Post-Ike
08CCH03_morphology_metadata.xml 08CCH03_morphology_metadata.txt 08CCH03_morphology.zip
09CNT06_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20090203-20090423 in Texas and Louisiana
09CNT06_morphology_metadata.xml 09CNT06_morphology_metadata.txt 09CNT06_morphology.zip
10CNT17_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100409-20100426 in Louisiana and Mississippi
10CNT17_morphology_metadata.xml 10CNT17_morphology_metadata.txt 10CNT17_morphology.zip
10CNT06_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100101-20100330 in Alabama and Florida
10CNT06_morphology_metadata.xml 10CNT06_morphology_metadata.txt 10CNT06_morphology.zip
10CNT08_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100620-20100722 in Florida
10CNT08_morphology_metadata.xml 10CNT08_morphology_metadata.txt 10CNT08_morphology.zip
11CNT02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20110531-20110604 in Mississippi and Alabama
11CNT02_morphology_metadata.xml 11CNT02_morphology_metadata.txt 11CNT02_morphology.zip
12CNT02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20120905-20121011 Post-Isaac in Louisiana through Alabama
12CNT02_morphology_metadata.xml 12CNT02_morphology_metadata.txt 12CNT02_morphology.zip
13CNT01_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20130712-20130714 in Alabama
13CNT01_morphology_metadata.xml 13CNT01_morphology_metadata.txt 13CNT01_morphology.zip
14CNT05_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20140112-20140122 in Alabama
14CNT05_morphology_metadata.xml 14CNT05_morphology_metadata.txt 14CNT05_morphology.zip
15CNT01_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20150118-20150213 in Mississippi and Alabama
15CNT01_morphology_metadata.xml 15CNT01_morphology_metadata.txt 15CNT01_morphology.zip
15CNT02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20150606-20150630 in Florida
15CNT02_morphology_metadata.xml 15CNT02_morphology_metadata.txt 15CNT02_morphology.zip
2016-369-DD_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20160723-20161010 in Alabama
2016-369-DD_morphology_metadata.xml 2016-369-DD_morphology_metadata.txt 2016-369-DD_morphology.zip

Atlantic Coastline

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
03LTS01_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20030916-20030921 Pre and Post-Isabel in North Carolina
03LTS01_morphology_metadata.xml 03LTS01_morphology_metadata.txt 03LTS01_morphology.zip
04CNT05_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20041101-20041231 Post-Ivan in Florida *this survey also covers a portion of the Gulf of Mexico coastline of Florida*
04CNT05_morphology_metadata.xml 04CNT05_morphology_metadata.txt 04CNT05_morphology.zip
04LTS02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20040909 Post-Frances in Florida
04LTS02_morphology_metadata.xml 04LTS02_morphology_metadata.txt 04LTS02_morphology.zip
04LTS04_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20041001 Post-Jeanne in Florida
04LTS04_morphology_metadata.xml 04LTS04_morphology_metadata.txt 04LTS04_morphology.zip
05CNT10_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20051211-20060205 in Florida through South Carolina
05CNT10_morphology_metadata.xml 05CNT10_morphology_metadata.txt 05CNT10_morphology.zip
07CNT02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20070712-20080208 in Florida
07CNT02_morphology_metadata.xml 07CNT02_morphology_metadata.txt 07CNT02_morphology.zip
07CCH02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20070429-20070516 in New Jersey and New York
07CCH02_morphology_metadata.xml 07CCH02_morphology_metadata.txt 07CCH02_morphology.zip
08LTS05_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20080324-20080325 in Virginia and Maryland
08LTS05_morphology_metadata.xml 08LTS05_morphology_metadata.txt 08LTS05_morphology.zip
09ACH02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20090528 in Florida
09ACH02_morphology_metadata.xml 09ACH02_morphology_metadata.txt 09ACH02_morphology.zip
09LTS02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20091125-20091204 Post-NorIda in North Carolina through New York
09LTS02_morphology_metadata.xml 09LTS02_morphology_metadata.txt 09LTS02_morphology.zip
09CNT03_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20090816-20090824 in North Carolina
09CNT03_morphology_metadata.xml 09CNT03_morphology_metadata.txt 09CNT03_morphology.zip
09CNT04_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20090831-20091003 in Florida
09CNT04_morphology_metadata.xml 09CNT04_morphology_metadata.txt 09CNT04_morphology.zip
10LTS02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100319-20100324 in Virginia and Maryland
10LTS02_morphology_metadata.xml 10LTS02_morphology_metadata.txt 10LTS02_morphology.zip
10CNT05_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100524-20100710 in Rhode Island through Maine
10CNT05_morphology_metadata.xml 10CNT05_morphology_metadata.txt 10CNT05_morphology.zip
10CNT07_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100504-201000616 in Florida through North Carolina
10CNT07_morphology_metadata.xml 10CNT07_morphology_metadata.txt 10CNT07_morphology.zip
10CNT09_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100728-20101001 in Virginia
10CNT09_morphology_metadata.xml 10CNT09_morphology_metadata.txt 10CNT09_morphology.zip
10CNT10_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100819-20100827 in New York
10CNT10_morphology_metadata.xml 10CNT10_morphology_metadata.txt 10CNT10_morphology.zip
10CNT11_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100802-20100911 in New Jersey
10CNT11_morphology_metadata.xml 10CNT11_morphology_metadata.txt 10CNT11_morphology.zip
10CNT12_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100911-20100925 in Delaware
10CNT12_morphology_metadata.xml 10CNT12_morphology_metadata.txt 10CNT12_morphology.zip
10CNT13_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20100802-20100802 in Maryland
10CNT13_morphology_metadata.xml 10CNT13_morphology_metadata.txt 10CNT13_morphology.zip
12LTS04_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20121101-20121105 Post-Sandy in New Jersey
12LTS04_morphology_metadata.xml 12LTS04_morphology_metadata.txt 12LTS04_morphology.zip
12CNT05_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20121105 Post-Sandy in New York
12CNT05_morphology_metadata.xml 12CNT05_morphology_metadata.txt 12CNT05_morphology.zip
12CNT06_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20121105-20121129 Post-Sandy in North Carolina through Delaware
12CNT06_morphology_metadata.xml 12CNT06_morphology_metadata.txt 12CNT06_morphology.zip
12CNT08_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20121114-20121115 Post-Sandy in New York
12CNT08_morphology_metadata.xml 12CNT08_morphology_metadata.txt 12CNT08_morphology.zip
12CNT09_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20120507 in New York
12CNT09_morphology_metadata.xml 12CNT09_morphology_metadata.txt 12CNT09_morphology.zip
13CNT05_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20131116-20141227 in New York through New Hampshire
13CNT05_morphology_metadata.xml 13CNT05_morphology_metadata.txt 13CNT05_morphology.zip
13CNT09_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20130623-20130624 in New Jersey
13CNT09_morphology_metadata.xml 13CNT09_morphology_metadata.txt 13CNT09_morphology.zip
14CNT01_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20140108-20140727 in South Carolina through New York
14CNT01_morphology_metadata.xml 14CNT01_morphology_metadata.txt 14CNT01_morphology.zip
14CNT02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20140406-20140421 in New York
14CNT02_morphology_metadata.xml 14CNT02_morphology_metadata.txt 14CNT02_morphology.zip
2016-368-DD_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20160519-20160720 in Florida
2016-368-DD_morphology_metadata.xml 2016-368-DD_morphology_metadata.txt 2016-368-DD_morphology.zip
16CNT04_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20161028-20161126 in Georgia through Virginia Post-Matthew
16CNT04_morphology_metadata.xml 16CNT04_morphology_metadata.txt 16CNT04_morphology.zip

Pacific Coastline

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
00CNT03_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20001120 in Hawai‘i
00CNT03_morphology_metadata.xml 00CNT03_morphology_metadata.txt 00CNT03_morphology.zip
01CNT02_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20010101 in Hawai‘i
01CNT02_morphology_metadata.xml 01CNT02_morphology_metadata.txt 01CNT02_morphology.zip
03CNT04_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20031021 in Hawai‘i
03CNT04_morphology_metadata.xml 03CNT04_morphology_metadata.txt 03CNT04_morphology.zip
06CNT07_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20060901-20061231 in Hawai‘i
06CNT07_morphology_metadata.xml 06CNT07_morphology_metadata.txt 06CNT07_morphology.zip
07CNT03_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20070112-20070210 in Hawai‘i
07CNT03_morphology_metadata.xml 07CNT03_morphology_metadata.txt 07CNT03_morphology.zip
13CNT07_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20130601-20130809 in Hawai‘i
13CNT07_morphology_metadata.xml 13CNT07_morphology_metadata.txt 13CNT07_morphology.zip
13CNT08_morphology.zip
Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20130921-20130923 in Hawai‘i
13CNT08_morphology_metadata.xml 13CNT08_morphology_metadata.txt 13CNT08_morphology.zip

Data location map.
Figure 1. Data location map.

Suggested Citation

Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., Birchler, J.J., Brenner, O.T., Hardy, M.W., Morgan, K.L.M, Stockdon, H.F., and M.L. Torres, 2018, Lidar-derived beach morphology (dune crest, dune toe, and shoreline) for U.S. sandy coastlines (ver. 2.0, August 2018): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7GF0S0Z.

First posted August 5, 2017
Revised August 22, 2018, ver. 2.0

Version History 2.0

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