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Hurricane and Extreme Storm Impact Studies

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Hurricanes, El-Niño, & Northeasters - An Introduction
Extreme Storm Impact Studies:
Jeanne - 2004
Ivan - 2004
Frances - 2004
Charley - 2004
Isabel - 2003
Dennis - 1999
Georges - 1998
Bonnie - 1998
Fran - 1996
1997-98 El-Niño:
Coastal Change from Lidar
Oblique Aerial Photography
El-Niño/La-Niña Comparison: Oblique Aerial Photography
Assateague Island - 1998
Related Links
Project Contact:
Abby Sallenger
Current Storm Tracks:

Current Tropical Storm Tracks: courtesy Dr. T. Metcalf, Univ. of Hawaii

Mapping Coastal Change Hazards
learn about the Coastal Change Hazard Scale
and the coastline's First Line of Defense

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program investigates the extent and causes of coastal impacts of hurricanes and extreme storms on the coasts of the United States. Our overall objective is to improve the capability to predict coastal change that results from severe tropical and extra-tropical storms. Such a capability will facilitate locating buildings and infrastructure away from coastal change hazards.

Extreme storm investigations have three integrated components:

USGS-NASA-NOAA Lidar Surveys Scanning Airborne Laser Altimetry (Lidar):
With our partners in NASA and NOAA, USGS acquires laser altimetry surveys that are providing unprecedented data to investigate the magnitude and causes of coastal change.

Before and after photos - Hurricane Fran, North Carolina Oblique Aerial Video & Photography:
USGS acquires GPS-controlled pre- and post-storm oblique imagery to document coastal changes and to assist in interpreting the laser altimetry data.

Tilting beach house Ground Surveys:
USGS deploys ground crews to document coastal changes in detail and to acquire high resolution GPS ground surveys to verify the laser altimetry data.

2005 National Hurricane Conference
2005 National Hurricane Conference
March 21-25 2005   |   Hilton Riverside, New Orleans, LA

2004 Hurricanes
For a discussion of Hurricane Jeanne's impacts to Florida's barrier islands, visit Hurricane Jeanne Impact Studies
Updated 10/01

For a discussion of Hurricane Ivan's impacts to the Gulf Coast's barrier islands as well as before and after photo pairs, visit Hurricane Ivan Impact Studies
Updated 09/24

For the preliminary assessment of coastal change caused by Hurricane Frances, visit Hurricane Frances Impact Studies
Updated 09/10

For initial coastal-change results in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, visit Hurricane Charley Impact Studies
Updated 08/27

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