Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne Lidar Survey (SHOALS)
Entry ID: USACE_SHOALS

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Summary
Abstract: The Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne Lidar Survey (SHOALS) system is
the world leader in airborne lidar bathymetric mapping. SHOALS employs a
technique known as Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) or Airborne Lidar
Hydrography (ALH) which uses state-of-the-art LIDAR (Light Detection and
Ranging) technology to rapidly and accurately measure seabed depths and
topographic elevations. SHOALS can survey over large areas, far exceeding the
capabilities and efficiency of traditional survey methods.

The attraction of ALB lies in it's ability to overcome many of the
disadvantages of conventional acoustic survey techniques. Since becoming
operational in 1994 has completed a diverse selection of nearly 300 projects.
SHOALS represents a unique partnership between US government agencies and
industry to provide a total solution to all aspects of airborne lidar projects.

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Description: SHOALS related surveying projects.


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Description: SHOALS is managed by the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of
Expertise (JALBTCX).


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: US Army Corps of Engineers
Dataset Title: Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne Lidar Survey (SHOALS)
Dataset Publisher: US Army Corps of Engineers
Online Resource: http://shoals.sam.usace.army.mil/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >ABYSSAL HILLS/PLAINS    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >CONTINENTAL MARGINS    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >FRACTURE ZONES    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >OCEAN PLATEAUS/RIDGES    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAMOUNTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SUBMARINE CANYONS    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >TRENCHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >BATHYMETRY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
OCEANS


Platform
AIRCRAFT    [Information]
HELICOPTER    [Information]


Instrument
LIDAR >Light Detection and Ranging    [Information]


Project
SHOALS >SCANNING HYDROGRAPHIC OPERATIONAL AIRBORNE LIDAR SURVEY    [Information]


Keywords
Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne Lidar Survey
SHOALS
Bathymetry
Topography
Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center
Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB)
Airborne Lidar Hydrography (ALH)
Acoustic Survey


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
US Army Corps of Engineers


Data Center
Mobile District, South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Defense    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/

Data Center Personnel
Name: U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS MOBILE DISTRICT
Phone: 251-690-2505
Email: CESAM-PA at sam.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:
Post Office Box 2288
City: Mobile
Province or State: Alabama
Postal Code: 36628-0001
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


ROSE DOPSOVIC
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (251) 690-3107
Email: rose.dopsovic at us.army.mil
Contact Address:
US Army Corps of Engineers
Mobile District
109 St. Joseph Street
City: Mobile
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 36602
Country: USA


MARY H WHITTINGTON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 251-694-3747
Fax: 251-690-3464
Email: mary.h.whittington at sam.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:
US Army Engineer District, Mobile
Room 7029, 109 Saint Joseph St
City: Mobile
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 36602
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-19

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