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Mapping Bluffs and Beaches of Puget Sound to Quantify Sediment Supply

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18-06-008September 2018
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Author(s) Heather M. Weiner, George M. Kaminsky, Amanda Hacking, Diana McCandless, Kasey Bolles, Michelle Gostic, Jaime Liljegren, and Hannah Drummond
Description This report documents the data collection, processing, and results from a series of boat-based lidar surveys conducted by the Washington State Department of Ecology Coastal Monitoring & Analysis Program (CMAP) to produce high-resolution baseline coastal topographic digital elevation models (DEMs) of beaches and bluffs around the Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca at 16 sites spanning 220 km of shoreline and over two dozen drift cells. Also included are several examples of lidar data applications, such as quantifying physical habitat features like overhanging vegetation and large woody debris, documenting shoreline armor, and beach restoration monitoring.
NOTES Final report for a 2013-2017 Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP) Learning Project.
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Keywords LiDAR, tidal datum, DEM, elevation, beach restoration, Coastal Monitoring & Analysis Program(CMAP), bluff, beach nourishment, habitat, beach, coastal, monitoring, sediment, shoreline, shoreline armoring, topography, coastal mapping, coast, Coastal Monitoring & Analysis Program, Digital Elevation Model (DEM), feeder bluff, coastal monitoring, large woody debris, sediment grain size

Mapping Bluffs and Beaches of Puget Sound to Quantify Sediment Supply