Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | September 14, 2008

Coastal Changes due to Hurricane Ike

Hurricane Ike. Courtesy Weather Underground

Hurricane Ike. Courtesy Weather Underground

The USGS Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies provides a pre- and post-Hurricane Ike analysis of coastal change as a result of Hurricane Ike. This includes:

Pre-landfall

* Initial assessment of potential coastal-change impacts (web post)

Post-landfall (approx. 3-5 days)

* Post-storm oblique aerial photography mission (data collection)
* Post-storm airborne lidar topographic survey (data collection)
* Quick-response aerial photos of impacted coast (web post)
* Pre- and post-storm photo comparisons (web post)

Post-landfall (approx. 2 weeks)

* Initial pre- and post-storm lidar 3D imagery of topography and coastal change (web post)

A Google Earth file is available for the data used to assess pre-hurricane coastal vulnerability at: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/ike/coastal-change/IkeInundationPotential.kmz

Post-Hurricane Gustav impacts

Post-Hurricane Gustav impacts

Post-Hurricane Gustav oblique aerial photography and video of the region of landfall collected on September 4, 2008 is also available in a Google Earth file 20080904_Gustav.kmz (27 KB)

The Physical Environment Links: Hurricanes; Coastal Processes and Landforms

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