Hurricane Rita Impact Studies
Entry ID: USGS_RITA_COASTAL_IMPACT

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Summary
Abstract: Hurricane Rita made landfall on September 24, 2005 near the TX-LA border. The
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the
University of New Orleans, Louisiana State University and the Texas Bureau of
Economic Geology are cooperating in a research project investigating coastal
change that is expected as a result of Hurricane Rita.

Aerial video, still photography, and laser altimetry surveys of post-storm
beach conditions will be collected for comparison with earlier data as soon as
weather allows. The comparisons will show the nature, magnitude, and spatial
variability of coastal changes such as beach erosion, overwash deposition, and
island breaching. These data will also be used to further refine predictive
models of coastal impacts from severe storms. The data will be made available
to local, state, and federal agencies for purposes of disaster recovery and
erosion mitigation.

[Summary provided by the USGS.]

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Mapping Coastal Change Hazards.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 36.0 S: 27.0  E: -84.0  W: -98.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Dataset Title: Hurricane Rita Impact Studies
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online Resource: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/rita/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-09-24


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALABAMA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSISSIPPI
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >FLOODS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BARRIER ISLANDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BEACHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >EROSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >INLETS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA LEVEL RISE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENT TRANSPORT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINE DISPLACEMENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >BATHYMETRY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS    [Information]
ERS-2 >European Remote Sensing Satellite-2    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
MBLA >Multi-Beam Laser Altimeter    [Information]
CAMERAS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
Hurricane Rita
Hurricane
Hurricane Impacts
Aerial Video
Impact Studies
Shoreline Change
Overwash Deposition
Island Breaching


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://marine.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USGS WHSC COASTAL AND MARINE GEOLOGY PROGRAM
Phone: (508) 548-8700
Fax: (508) 457-2310
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees


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


ABBY SALLENGER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 727-803-8747 x3015
Email: asallenger at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies
600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-08-29

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