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

@article{Cooper2012AssessingVD,
  title={Assessing vulnerability due to sea-level rise in Maui, Hawai‘i using LiDAR remote sensing and GIS},
  author={Hannah M. Cooper and Qi Chen and Charles H. Fletcher and Matthew M Barbee},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  year={2012},
  volume={116},
  pages={547-563}
}
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… 
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