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Title Measuring the topography of the intertidal area of a tidal creek Duplin River (Sapelo Island, GA)
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Abstract

A high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) of the Duplin river, with a 1m^2 resolution, was constructed through the classification and analysis of a series aerial photographs sets taken during a flood tide. The rationale behind this method is that (1) the flooded area can be objectively recognized and (2) the water surface is horizontal throughout the system and can therefore be used as a reference height (Lohani and Mason, 1999). This report describes the development and results of this DEM. The zip file also includes animations, and a spreadsheet file containing quantitative analyses of the basins.

Contributors Francisco Andrade, Julie Amft, Jack Blanton, Adelaide Ferreira and Mike Robinson
Citation

Francisco Andrade, Julie Amft, Jack Blanton, Adelaide Ferreira and Mike Robinson. 2007. Measuring the topography of the intertidal area of a tidal creek Duplin River (Sapelo Island, GA). Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER File Archive, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. (http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/public/app/resource_details.asp?id=851&version=1)

Key Words creeks, Duplin River, geography, hypsometry, inundation, oceanography, tides, topography
File Date Sep 04, 2007 (version 1)
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.