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Title: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune CLARIS-measured beach topography

Abstract

Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation’s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of encroachment pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and changes in climate and sea level. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and also optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the second 5 years of the program (DCERP2) are presented in the DCERP2 Final Report.There were four overarching objectives of DCERP2. The first objective was to understand the effects of climate change impacts, including warming temperatures, variability in the hydrological cycle, storm events, and sea level rise on the coastal ecosystems at MCBCL from observations and measurements made over the 10-year program. The second objective was to understand the carbon cycle of the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems at MCBCL through a highlymore » integrated sampling program. The third objective was to develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate current and projected future ecosystem state changes and translate scientific findings into actionable information for installation managers. The last objective was to recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.Coastal Lidar And Radar Imaging System collects X-band radar and terrestrial lidar from a mobile platform. Sensor position, orientation and elevation are corrected from simultaneous observations of platform motion and position via a POS LV (Applanix). Topography data are referenced to NAVD88 meters in the vertical and horizontal position, were originally collected in NAD83 North Carolina State plane meters, and have been transformed to geographic coordinates. Dense point cloud data from terrestrial lidar have been gridded to grid node spacing of 2m. Data span from the primary dune to the lower foreshore down the length of Onslow Beach (excluding northern ordinance exclusion zone).« less

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Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem; Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. DoD > Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) > Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
DCERP; SERDP; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; RC-2245; EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY; EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
OSTI Identifier:
1602210
DOI:
10.15485/1602210

Citation Formats

McNinch, Jesse. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune CLARIS-measured beach topography. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.15485/1602210.
McNinch, Jesse. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune CLARIS-measured beach topography. United States. doi:10.15485/1602210.
McNinch, Jesse. 2013. "Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune CLARIS-measured beach topography". United States. doi:10.15485/1602210. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1602210. Pub date:Fri Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2013
@article{osti_1602210,
title = {Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune CLARIS-measured beach topography},
author = {McNinch, Jesse},
abstractNote = {Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation’s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of encroachment pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and changes in climate and sea level. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and also optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the second 5 years of the program (DCERP2) are presented in the DCERP2 Final Report.There were four overarching objectives of DCERP2. The first objective was to understand the effects of climate change impacts, including warming temperatures, variability in the hydrological cycle, storm events, and sea level rise on the coastal ecosystems at MCBCL from observations and measurements made over the 10-year program. The second objective was to understand the carbon cycle of the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems at MCBCL through a highly integrated sampling program. The third objective was to develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate current and projected future ecosystem state changes and translate scientific findings into actionable information for installation managers. The last objective was to recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.Coastal Lidar And Radar Imaging System collects X-band radar and terrestrial lidar from a mobile platform. Sensor position, orientation and elevation are corrected from simultaneous observations of platform motion and position via a POS LV (Applanix). Topography data are referenced to NAVD88 meters in the vertical and horizontal position, were originally collected in NAD83 North Carolina State plane meters, and have been transformed to geographic coordinates. Dense point cloud data from terrestrial lidar have been gridded to grid node spacing of 2m. Data span from the primary dune to the lower foreshore down the length of Onslow Beach (excluding northern ordinance exclusion zone).},
doi = {10.15485/1602210},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {2}
}

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