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Beach Slopes of North Carolina: Salvo to Duck

By Kara S. Doran, Joseph W. Long, Jacquelyn R. Overbeck


The National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project derives features of beach morphology from lidar elevation data for the purpose of understanding and predicting storm impacts to our nation's coastlines. This dataset defines mean beach slopes along the United States Southeast Atlantic Ocean from Salvo to Duck, North Carolina for data collected at various times between 1996 and 2012. For further information regarding data collection and/or processing methods refer to USGS Open-File Report 2015–1053 (


File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download
Raw, non-interpolated endpoint slope data between the location of the Mean High Water and seaward-most dune toe elevations


(1.8 MB)
Mean slope data between the endpoint locations of the Mean High Water and seaward-most dune toe elevations, interpolated to a 200 m alongshore resolution using a 400 m wide Hanning window


(27 KB)

location map
Data location map.

Suggested Citation

Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., Overbeck, J.R., 2015, Beach Slopes of North Carolina: Salvo to Duck: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

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