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ID A-1-99-TX
Also Known As Fall 1999
Abstract National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,United States Geological Survey. Airborne Topographic data (LIDAR) of field activity A-1-99-TX in Gulf Coast from 10/16/1999 to 10/16/1999
Organization National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
United States Geological Survey
Project/Theme Fall 1999 Gulf Coast
Activity Type Airborne Topographic
Platform Airplane
Area of Operation Gulf Coast, Texas
Bounding Coordinates
-106.75000     -93.25000
Dates 10/16/1999 (JD 289) to 10/16/1999 (JD 289)
Analog Materials No analog holdings.
Information Specialist
Lynne Dingerson, NOAA
Equipment Used
This data was collected as part of an effort to map beach
topography efficiently and cheaply.
The Airborne LIDAR Assessment of Coastal Erosion (ALACE)
project was a partnership between NOAA, NASA, and U.S. Geological Survery
(USGS). It has been collecting baseline coastal topographic data for the
conterminous U.S. since 1996. NOAA left the partnership after the fall
2000 season, but USGS and NASA continue to collect data for research
purposes. This data may eventually be available via LDART. The ALACE
collections are typically targeted at a narrow strip of sandy beach and
are usually a kilometer or less in width. Many areas have both baseline
data and post-storm data. In general, this data has not been checked
with ground control, but has undergone internal consistency checks.

The acquisition of baseline coastal topographic data primarily occurs during the fall, prior to winter erosion and when the beach is generally at its widest due to sand accumulation over the summer months. However, research missions are also conducted at other times to study the coastal impacts of weather phenomena such as El Nino or hurricanes. All flights are timed to occur within a few hours of low tide, when the beach is most exposed.
Got Help? For A-1-99-TX, we would appreciate any information on -- analog materials, chief scientist, contract, crew, days at sea, dive count, funding, information to be derived, kms of navigation, national plan, NGDC Info, owner, ports, project number, publications, scanned materials, seismic description, station count, station description, submersible, summary, tabulated info.
Type Webpage KMZ Arc         Metadata        
Metadata data     txt  data  FAQ  xml
Navigation data nav    
Times   050.times    

A-1-99-TX location map of where navigation 

equipment operated

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