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ID N-O1-05-LA
Abstract United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Rob Kayen, Brian Collins. Terrestrial LIDAR data (LIDAR) of field activity N-O1-05-LA in New Orleans, Louisiana from 10/09/2005 to 10/14/2005
Organization United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
Project/Theme Terrestrial Lidar Imagery of Failed Levees During Hurricane Katrina
Chief Scientist Rob Kayen
Brian Collins
Activity Type Terrestrial LIDAR
Area of Operation New Orleans, Louisiana, Louisiana
Bounding Coordinates
-94.75000     -88.25000
Dates 10/09/2005 (JD 282) to 10/14/2005 (JD 287)
Analog Materials No analog holdings.
Information Specialist
Brian Collins
Rob Kayen Chief Scientist, USGS
Brian Collins Civil Engineer, UC Berkeley, USGS
Equipment Used
Document and analyze geotechnical and structural deformations of failed levee
sections that occurred during Hurricane Katrina and that led to the flooding of
New Orleans.
Information to be Derived
Field observations and topographic data
Field observations of failure modes and 144 individual terrestrial lidar scans,
each containing several million data points
Collins, B.D., Kayen, Robert, Minasian, Diane, and Reiss, Thomas, 2009,
Terrestrial Lidar Datasets of New Orleans, Lousiana, Levee Failures from
Hurricane Katrina, Augusg 29, 2005, U.s. Geological Survey Data Series 470.

Kayen, Robert, Collins, Brian and Gibbons, Helen, 2006, USGS Scientists Investigate New Orleans Levees Broken by Hurricane Katrina, Sound Waves, Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006: available on line at:
Seed, R.B., Bea, Abdelmalak, R.I., Athanasopoulos, A.G., Boutwell, G.P., Bray, J.D., Briaud, J.-L., Cheung, C., Cobos-Roa, D., Cohen-Waeber, J., Collins, B.D., Ehrensing, L, Farber, D., Hanemann, M., Harder, L.F., Inkabi, K.S., Kammerer, A.M., Daradeniz, D., Kayen, R.E., Moss, R.E.S., Nicks, J., Nimmala, S., Pestana, J.M., Porter, J., Rhee, K., Riemer, M.F., Roberts, K., Rogers, J.D., Storesund, R., Govindasamy, A.V., Vera-Grunauer, X., Wartman, J.E., Watkins, C.M., Wenk, Jr., E., Yim, S.C., 2006. Investigation of the Performance of the New Orleans Levee Systems in Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, University of California, Berkeley, Vol. 1 (690p) and Vol. 2 (517p), available on line at:
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