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Topographic Lidar Survey of the Alabama, Mississippi, and Southeast Louisiana Barrier Islands, from September 5 to October 11, 2012 -- Classified Point Data
Entry ID: USGS_DS-839_LAS

Abstract: A topographic lidar survey was conducted from September 5 to October 11, 2012, for the barrier islands of Alabama, Mississippi and southeast Louisiana, including the coast near Port Fourchon. Most of the data were collected September 5-10, 2012, with a reflight conducted on October 11, 2012, to increase point density in some areas.

The data were collected at a nominal pulse space of ... View entire text

Purpose: This lidar survey was acquired to document the change of several different barrier island systems resulting from Hurricane Isaac. The survey supports detailed studies of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama barrier islands that resolve annual and episodic changes in beaches, berms and dunes associated with processes driven by storms, sea-level rise, and even human restoration activities.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 30.27   S: 29.02   E: -88.06   W: -90.97

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Guy, Kristy K.; Doran, Kara J.; Stockdon, Hilary F.; Plant, Nathaniel G.
Dataset Title: Topographic Lidar Survey of the Alabama, Mississippi, and Southeast Louisiana Barrier Islands, from September 5 to October 11, 2012 -- Classified Point Data
Dataset Release Date: 2014-06-04T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: Not provided
Issue Identification: DS-839
Data Presentation Form: binary cloud point
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-05
Stop Date: 2012-10-11
Quality Logical_Consistency_Report: The classified lidar data exchange format (LAS) files were tested by Aero-Metric for vertical and horizontal accuracy.
Completeness_Report: Complete.
The USGS conducted ground surveys in a ... View entire text
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints None. However, users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this dataset was collected and some parts of this data may no longer represent surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Digital Data Series, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 1-888-275-8747
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Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
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Phone: 727-803-8747
Fax: 727-803-2031
Email: nplant at
Contact Address:
600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: Florida
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-02