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Assessing vulnerability due to sea-level rise in Maui, Hawai‘i using LiDAR remote sensing and GIS

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2012-06-15

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Hannah M Cooper(Author), Matthew Barbee(Author), Qi Chen(Author), Chip Fletcher(Principal Investigator), Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2017-08-22(creation), 2017-08-22(lastUpdate), 2012-06-15(Publication), Assessing vulnerability due to sea-level rise in Maui, Hawai‘i using LiDAR remote sensing and GIS

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Sea-level rise (SLR) threatens islands and coastal communities due to vulnerable infrastructure and populations concentrated in low-lying areas. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data were used to produce high-resolution DEMs (Digital Elevation Model) for Kahului and Lahaina, Maui, to assess the potential impacts of future SLR. Two existing LiDAR datasets from USACE (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) were compared and calibrated using the Kahului Harbor tide station. Using tidal benchmarks is a valuable approach for referencing LiDAR in areas lacking an established vertical datum, such as in Hawai‘i and other Pacific Islands. Exploratory analysis of the USACE LiDAR ground returns [...]

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  • Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier 10.1007/s10584-012-0510-9

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noteCooper, Hannah M., et al. "Assessing vulnerability due to sea-level rise in Maui, Hawai ‘i using LiDAR remote sensing and GIS." Climatic Change 116.3-4 (2013): 547-563.

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