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Delta-X: AirSWOT L3 Water Surface Elevations, MRD, Louisiana, 2021

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2133
Version1
Project
Published2023-02-17
Updated2023-02-17
Usage48 downloads

Description

This dataset contains water surface elevations at selected point locations generated from the AirSWOT data collected during the Spring and Fall 2021 Delta-X deployments over the Atchafalaya and Terrebonne basins in Louisiana, USA. AirSWOT uses near-nadir wide-swath Ka-band radar interferometry to measure water-surface elevation and produce continuous gridded elevation data. The Level 3 (L3) data were created by masking land areas out of the AirSWOT Level 2 products, then filtering and averaging to the AirSWOT heights to produce water surface elevations at selected points throughout the scene. The AirSWOT elevation data are useful for calibrating elevation and slopes along the main channels, as well as tying observations to open ocean tidal conditions. AirSWOT performance in the floodplain was limited by the presence of vegetation and the very small slope characteristic of two dimensional floodplain discharge. Therefore, the bulk of the AirSWOT data collections were targeted at the larger channels, since the channel discharge provides the necessary boundary conditions for potential overflow to islands and floodplains. The data are provided in comma-separated values (CSV) format.

Science Keywords

  • OCEANS
  • COASTAL PROCESSES
  • COASTAL ELEVATION
  • LAND SURFACE
  • TOPOGRAPHY
  • TERRAIN ELEVATION
  • DIGITAL ELEVATION/TERRAIN MODEL (DEM)
  • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
  • SURFACE WATER
  • SURFACE WATER FEATURES
  • WATER CHANNELS
  • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
  • SURFACE WATER
  • SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS
  • INUNDATION
  • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
  • SURFACE WATER
  • SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS
  • DRAINAGE
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
  • COASTAL

Data Use and Citation

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Denbina, M.W., M. Simard, and E. Rodriguez. 2023. Delta-X: AirSWOT L3 Water Surface Elevations, MRD, Louisiana, 2021. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2133

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  • DeltaX_L3_AirSWOT_WaterElev.pdf

Additional Resources

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WorkshopDelta-X Open Data Workshop
TutorialDelta-X Applications Workshop