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ID 09ACH01
Also Known As A-A1-09-FL
Abstract United States Geological Survey, Florida Integrated Science Center, Saint Petersburg (Coastal and Marine Geology Program). Chief Scientist: Nathaniel Plant. Airborne LIDAR data of field activity 09ACH01 (A-A1-09-FL) in Cape Canaveral Beaches, Florida from 05/27/2009 to 05/29/2009
Organization United States Geological Survey, Florida Integrated Science Center, Saint Petersburg (Coastal and Marine Geology Program)
Project/Theme National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards
Chief Scientist Nathaniel Plant
Activity Type Airborne LIDAR
Platform Airplane
Area of Operation Cape Canaveral Beaches, Florida, Florida
Bounding Coordinates
31.75000
-87.75000     -78.25000
23.75000
Ports LEAVE Port Canaveral, Florida
ARRIVE Ponce Inlet, Florida
Dates 05/27/2009 (JD 147) to 05/29/2009 (JD 149)
Analog Materials No analog holdings.
Information Specialist
Ann Marie Ascough
Crew
Wayne Wright USGS
Richard Mitchell USGS
Dale Fowler USGS
Billy Reynolds USGS
David Thompson USGS
Kara Doran USGS
Katy Serafin USGS
Rich MacKenzie University of Florida
Purpose
Monitor beach erosion for Kennedy  Space Center
Information to be Derived
Beach Topography  and Bathymetry
Notes
 5/26/09 Aircraft scheduled to arrive in FL
Pilatus PC-6 Aircraft N5308F
USGS Providing Lidar Data to Analyze Dune Vulnerability at Cape Canaveral
Between the backdrop of NASA's space shuttle "Endeavour" and trails of
nesting sea turtles scattered across the beach, eroding sand dunes protect
NASA's infrastructure from storms while supporting a rich coastal habitat.
On May 28, 2009, USGS collaborators Wayne Wright, Richard Mitchell, Dale
Fowler, BJ Reynolds, David Thompson, Kara Doran, Katy Serafin teamed up with
University of Florida's Rich MacKenzie to survey the dunes using
Experimental Advanced Airborne Lidar system. The Lidar topographic and
bathymetric data are being used to support a dune vulnerability study that
is documenting changes in the beach due to recent storms. This information
can help predict changes due to future storms and will be used by NASA and
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to manage the coast in a way that balances
the needs of the space program and the wildlife at Cape Canaveral.
(Nathaniel G. Plant, FISC - Saint Petersburg, 727-803-8747 x3072,
nplant@usgs.gov)
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