October 2006 Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) Lidar of Southern California Coastline: Long Beach to US/Mexico Border
This kmz file shows the extent of coverage of the October 2006 SIO Southern California Coastline lidar data set.
There was no metadata record provided along with this data set. Much of the information in this record, has been gleaned from the metadata record for a data set from this same project, for data collected in March of 2006. The minimal amount of known information that is specific to this data set has been included in this record where possible. This lidar point data set was collected during low tide conditions along an approximately 500-700 meter wide strip of the Southern California coastline within an area extending south from Long Beach to the US/Mexico border. Data were collected in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties in October 2006. Data set features include water, beach, cliffs, and top of cliffs. The all points data set contains the complete point cloud of first and last return elevation and laser intensity measurements recorded during the fall 2006 airborne lidar survey conducted semi-annually by the University of Texas at Austin for the Southern California Beach Processes Study. Data represented is all points including terrain, vegetation, and structures. This data also contains returns from the water surface. No processing has been done to remove returns from terrain, vegetation, structures, or water surfaces. The data set was generated by the processing of laser range, scan angle, and aircraft attitude data collected using an Optech Inc. Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (ALTM) 1225 in combination with geodetic quality Global Positioning System (GPS) airborne and ground-based receivers. The system was installed in a twin engine Partenavia P-68 (tail number N3832K) owned and operated by Aspen Helicopter, Inc. The lidar data set described by this document was collected in October of 2006. The 99d118 instrument settings for these flights were: laser pulse rate: 25 kHz scanner rate: 26 Hz, scan angle: +/- 20 deg beam divergence: narrow altitude: 300-600m AGL ground speed: 95-120kts
|Distributor||DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
|Dataset Point of Contact||Julie Thomas/Randy Bucciarelli
SCBPS/CDIP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Documentation links not available.
|Data Presentation Form:||
|Dataset Progress Status||Complete|
|Data Update Frequency:||As needed|
There was no metadata record provided along with this data set. Much of the information in this record, has been gleaned from the metadata record for a data set from this same project, for data collected in March of 2006. The minimal known information that is specific to this data set has been included in this record where possible. The ALTM 1225 (SN#99d118) lidar instrument has the following specifications: operating altitude = 410-2,000 m AGL; maximum laser pulse rate = 25 kHz; laser scan angle = variable from 0 to +/-20deg from nadir; scanning frequency = variable, 28 Hz at the 20deg scan angle; and beam divergence: narrow = 0.2 milliradian (half angle, 1/e). The ALTM 1225 does not digitize and record the waveform of the laser reflection, but records the range and backscatter intensity of the first and last laser reflection using a constant-fraction discriminator and two Timing Interval Meters (TIM). ALTM elevation points are computed using three sets of data: laser ranges and their associated scan angles, platform position and orientation information, and calibration data and mounting parameters (Wehr and Lohr, 1999). Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers in the aircraft and on the ground provide platform positioning. The GPS receivers record pseudo-range and phase information for post-processing. Platform orientation information comes from an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) containing three orthogonal accelerometers and gyroscopes. An aided-Inertial Navigation System (INS) solution for the aircraft's attitude is estimated from the IMU output and the GPS information. Wehr, A. and U. Lohr, 1999, Airborne laser scanning - an introduction and overview, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, vol. 54, no.2-3, pp.68-82.
|Purpose:||The data described in this document will be compared with previous and forthcoming data sets to determine rates of shoreline change along the Southern California coastline. The SCBPS program is designed to improve the understanding of beach sand transport by waves and currents, thus improving local and regional coastal management.|
|Time Period:||Unknown to Unknown|
|Spatial Reference System:||urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269 Ellipsoid in Meters|
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|Use Constraints||No constraint information available|
|Fees||Fee information not available.|
Last Modified: 2013-06-11
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