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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 March 2009 Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) Lidar of the Southern California Coastline: Long Beach to US/Mexico Border 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 from south of the Downtown Long Beach Marina in Long Beach, California to Leucadia on March 8, 2009 between 19:56 and 22:59 UTC. Data were collected in Orange and San Diego counties from south of Dana Point to north of La Jolla on March 9, 2009 between 21:27 and 23:48 UTC. Data were collected in San Diego County from south of Del Mar to south of the United States-Mexico border near Playas de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on March 10 between 21:32 and 22:32 UTC. 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 spring 2009 airborne lidar survey conducted semi-annually by the University of Texas at Austin for the Southern California Beach Processes Study. 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 system and geodetic quality Global Positioning System (GPS) airborne and ground-based receivers. Instrument settings and parameters during survey were: Nominal on-ground beam diameter: 25 cm Pulse rate: 25 kHz Maximum number of returns recorded: 2 Minimum separation between detected returns from a single pulse: 4.3 m Laser wavelength: 1064 nm Frequency of GPS sampling: 1 Hz Frequency of IMU sampling: 50 Hz; Scan angle: +/- 20 degrees Nominal height of instrument above ground: 1100 m Nominal single-swath pulse density: 2 m Nominal aggregate pulse density: 0.75 Nature of vertical control: Kinematic and static GPS points
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 ALTM 1225 range files
1 Air and Ground GPS L1, L2, pseudorange and phase files from March 8, 9 & 10, 2009 (Days of Year 67, 68 & 69)
1 GPS Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) at Pinyon Flats, CA
1 March 2009 Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) Lidar of the Southern California Coastline: Long Beach to US/Mexico Border
  • 2011-03-01
3 None
    1 North American Datum 1983
    • 2007-01-19
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    CI_Series

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    CI_ResponsibleParty

    Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
    1 resourceProvider http://www.epsg-registry.org/export.htm?gml=urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269
    5 Bryan Riel Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin GRA, Aerospace Engineering info@csr.utexas.edu processor
    1 Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin originator
    3 Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin originator
    1 NOAA CSC (originator) DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce coastal.info@noaa.gov originator http://coast.noaa.gov
    1 NOAA CSC (publisher) DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce coastal.info@noaa.gov publisher http://coast.noaa.gov
    1 NOAA CSC(distributor) DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce coastal.info@noaa.gov distributor http://coast.noaa.gov
    1 NOAA CSC (processor) DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce coastal.info@noaa.gov processor http://coast.noaa.gov
    1 EPSG Registry European Petroleum Survey Group publisher http://www.epsg-registry.org/
    1 Mike Sutherland(author) Mike Sutherland DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce mike.sutherland@noaa.gov author
    1 Mike Sutherland Mike Sutherland DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce mike.sutherland@noaa.gov distributor
    1 National Geodetic Survey (NGS) originator
    1 Pamela Grothe DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce processor
    1 Roberto Gutierrez University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research Research Associate in Geodesy and Geophysics oskar@mail.utexas.edu pointOfContact
    1 Scripps Institute of Oceanography originator
    1 Southern California Beach Processes Study (SCBPS)/Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) part of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in cooperation with the Center for Space Research and the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin originator
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    CI_OnlineResource

    Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
    4 http://coast.noaa.gov
    1 http://www.epsg-registry.org/ European Petroleum Survey Group Geodetic Parameter Registry Registry that accesses the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset, which is a structured dataset of Coordinate Reference Systems and Coordinate Transformations. search
    1 http://www.epsg-registry.org/export.htm?gml=urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269 NAD83 Link to Geographic Markup Language (GML) description of reference system. information
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    MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

    Count Component Code
    1 Ellipsoid in Meters
    1 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269
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    EX_Extent

    Bounding Box Temporal Extent
    Count Component Description West East North South Start End
    1 -118.000240 -117.119071 33.659194 32.508919 2009-03-08 2009-03-10
    3 2009-03-08 2009-03-10
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    EX_GeographicBoundingBox

    Count Component West East North South
    1 -118.000240 -117.119071 33.659194 32.508919
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    EX_TemporalExtent

    Count Component Start End
    4 2009-03-08 2009-03-10
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    MD_Format

    Count Component Name Version specification
    1 LAZ
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    MD_Medium

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    MD_Constraints

    Count Component Use Limitation
    1 Lidar Use Limitation These data depict the elevations at the time of the survey and are only accurate for that time. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations. Any conclusions drawn from analysis of this information are not the responsibility of NOAA or any of its partners. These data are NOT to be used for navigational purposes.
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    MD_ReferenceSystem

    Count Component Code Authority Title
    1 Ellipsoid Ellipsoid in Meters
    1 NAD83 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269 North American Datum 1983
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    MD_GridSpatialRepresentation

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    MD_Georeferenceable or MI_Georeferenceable

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    MD_Georectified or MI_Georectified

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    MD_Dimension

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    MD_CoverageDescription or MI_CoverageDescription

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    MD_Band or MI_Band

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    MI_RangeElementDescription

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    MD_AggregateInformation

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    LE_Source or LI_Source

    Count Component Title Date Description
    1 ALTM 1225 range files Source Contribution: Raw lidar range files. Range files are the source data collected by the ALTM 1225 sensor. ALTM 1225 range files used for this survey are grouped by date, day of year, pass, pass location, and time of collection (all times UTC): Spring 2009 March 8, 2009 (Day of Year = 67), HH:MM in UTC; 06709 Pass A (Leucadia to Long Beach) 19:56-20:41 06709 Pass B (Long Beach to Dana Point) 20:44-21:04 06709 Pass C (Dana Point to Long Beach) 21:07-21:39 06709 Pass D (Long Beach to Oceanside) 21:42-22:21 06709 Pass E (Oceanside to Dana Point) 22:25-22:39 06709 Pass F (Dana Point to Oceanside) 22:42-22:59 March 9, 2009 (Day of Year = 68), HH:MM in UTC; 06809 Pass A (Carlsbad to Dana Point) 21:27-21:46 06809 Pass B (Dana Point to La Jolla Bay) 21:49-22:19 06809 Pass C (La Jolla to Dana Point) 22:29-22:58 06809 Pass D (Dana Point to La Jolla Bay) 23:00-23:29 06809 Pass E (La Jolla to Oceanside) 23:32-23:48 March 10, 2009 (Day of Year = 69), HH:MM in UTC; 06909 Pass A (Coronado (Glorietta Bay Park) to Playas de Tijuana) 21:32-21:37 06909 Pass B (Playas de Tijuana to Coronado (North Island NAS)) 21:41-21:49 06909 Pass C (Coronado (North Island NAS) to Playas de Tijuana) 21:54-22:04 06909 Pass D (Point Loma to Del Mar (south city limit)) 22:11-22:32 Source Type: digital files
    1 Air and Ground GPS L1, L2, pseudorange and phase files from March 8, 9 & 10, 2009 (Days of Year 67, 68 & 69) Source Contribution: GPS data. Two Ashtech Z-12 GPS receivers placed at precisely located base stations collected GPS data at 1 second intervals throughout the period of airborne lidar data collection. Data collection commenced prior to take off and ceased subsequent to touch down. A third Ashtech Z-12 GPS receiver collected in-flight GPS data at 1 second intervals. Data were downloaded and stored each day after flight completion. File names included standardized references to location and date. These data were used for ALTM range file processing. See process steps for more detailed information. GPS base station locations by survey day: March 8 (day 067), 2009: SANO, SEAL March 9 (day 068), 2009: SANO, LOMA March 10 (day 069), 2009: PIER, LOMA GPS base station attributes: ID: SANO Name: HPGN-CA SDGPS01, 1990; Description: San Diego County Engineer Department GPS control point at San Onofre NAD83 Coordinates and HAE: 33d 22m 31.08420s N, 117d 33m 54.54673s W, -5.17 ID: SEAL Name: HPGN CA 12 01; Description: California High Precision GPS Network 12 01 (PID:DY9309) NAD83 Coordinates and HAE: 33d 44m 15.03481s N, 118d 05m 17.76708s W, -27.228 ID: LOMA Name: LOMA EAST; Description: NGS Control Point at Loma Point, LOMA EAST, 1994 (PID: AC6092) NAD83 Coordinates and HAE: 32d 40m 13.99579s N, 117d 14m 27.74509s W, 90.892 ID: PIER Name: 230 S, 2000; Description: Tidal benchmark on Scripps Pier, no published PID NAD83 Coordinates and HAE: 32d 51m 59.68409s N, 117d 15m 19.92726s W, -25.426 Source Type: digital files
    1 GPS Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) at Pinyon Flats, CA Source Contribution: CORS base station data (StationID: PIN1). GPS base stations solutions were estimated with respect to the GPS Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) at Pinyon Flats, CA. DESIGNATION: PINON 1 PGGA CORS ARP CORS_ID: PIN1 NGS PID: AF9708 Source Type: online
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    LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

    Count Component DateTime Description
    1 ALTM range files were downloaded from the Optech ALTM 1225 system and decoded using Optech's REALM 3.0 tape decode program.
    1 Raw GPS data were downloaded from three Ashtech Z-12 GPS receivers. One receiver collected in-flight aircraft data; the other two collected data during flight time at separate base stations. The GPS data were converted into RINEX2 format with pseudorange smoothing applied. The National Geodetic Survey's PAGES-NT software was used to compute double differenced, ionospherically corrected, static GPS solutions for each GPS base station with precise ephemerides from the International GPS Service (IGS) with respect to selected CORS sites. As part of the solution tropospheric zenith delays were estimated and L1 and L2 phase biases were fixed as integers. Aircraft trajectories were estimated with respect to all base stations using National Geodetic Survey's Kinematic and Rapid-Static Software (KARS) software. Trajectories were double-differenced, ionospherically corrected, bias-fixed GPS solutions computed with precise IGS ephemerides. Coordinates for base stations and trajectories were in the International Terrestrial Reference Frame of 2000 (ITRF00). Aircraft trajectories were transformed from the ITRF00 to North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) using the Horizontal Time Dependent Positioning (HDTP) software (Snay, 1999).
    1 The 1 Hz GPS trajectory and 50Hz aircraft inertial measurement unit (IMU) data were combined in Applanix's POSProc version 4.2 to compute an aided inertial navigation solution (INS) and a 50 Hz, smoothed best estimate of trajectory (SBET). The POSPac software employs a Kalman filter to obtain a blended navigation solution. Afterwards, smoothing was applied to the solution to obtain the SBET for the aircraft.
    1 The SBET, laser range observations, scanner position information, and GPS/internal clock files were processed in the Realm 2.27 software suite to generate uncalibrated lidar data points in the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection. Lidar point data were compared to 1998 ATM LIDAR data over several cross-track piers and roads to estimate lidar instrument calibration parameters: roll and pitch biases, scanner scale factor, and first/last return elevation biases. An iterative, least-squares methodology was used to estimate calibration parameters so as to minimize differences between lidar and ground GPS data. Samples of lidar data were used to create high-resolution digital elevation models (DEM); these DEMs were inspected for horizontal or vertical anomalies. Data collected on March 8, 2009, were compared to kinematic GPS points collected along the E. Pacific Coast Hwy near Laguna Beach. Data collected on March 9 and 10, 2009, were compared to kinematic GPS points collected in a parking lot near North Torrey Pines Road. After system calibration and initial quality control step, the adjusted lidar x,y,z-point data were generated by REALM software and output using the UTM Zone 11 coordinate system with elevations being heights above the GRS-80 reference ellipsoid (HAE). The output format from REALM 2.27 is a headerless space-delimited 9-column ASCII file that contains: Column 1 = the point time tag in seconds in the GPS week; Columns 2-4 = the UTM Zone 11 North easting, UTM Zone 11 North northing and height above ellipsoid (HAE) of the first lidar return; Columns 5-7 = the UTM Zone 11 North easting, UTM Zone 11 North northing and HAE of the last lidar return; and Columns 8 & 9 = the laser backscatter intensity of the first and last returns.
    1 Heights above the GRS80 ellipsoid (HAE) were converted to orthometric heights with respect to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88), using the GEOID99 model. GPS time tags were used to separate the data collected on a single day into distinct passes. The resulting pass data sets were then parsed into 3.75-minute USGS quarter-quadrangle components containing the complete point cloud. Each output file includes data points found within a 20 meter buffer area surrounding each quarter quadrangle. Outlier data points that exceeded designated elevation thresholds (< -20 m or > 250 m) were eliminated during the parsing process.
    1 2011-03-01T00:00:00 The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) received the lidar files in ASCII format. The files contained lidar intensity and elevation measurements. CSC performed the following processing for data storage and Digital Coast provisioning purposes: 1. Data converted from UTM coordinates to geographic coordinates. 2. Data converted from NAVD88 heights to ellipsoid heights using GEOID99. 3. Data converted from dual return xyz format to xyz text format with return numbers to las format. 4. The LAS data were sorted by latitude and the headers were updated.
    1 2011-05-03T00:00:00 The NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) received lidar data files via ftp transfer from the NOAA Coastal Services Center. The data are currently being served via NOAA CSC Digital Coast at http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/. The data can be used to re-populate the system. The data are archived in LAS or LAZ format. The LAS format is an industry standard for LiDAR data developed by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS); LAZ is a loseless compressed version of LAS developed by Martin Isenburg (http://www.laszip.org/). The data are exclusively in geographic coordinates (either NAD83 or ITRF94). The data are referenced vertically to the ellipsoid (either GRS80 or ITRF94), allowing for the ability to apply the most up to date geoid model when transforming to orthometric heights.
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    MI_Operation

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    MI_Platform

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    MI_Instrument

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