Scientists to make detailed map of Calif. coast

Jul 19, 2010

(AP) -- Scientists will be using laser beams, computer software and airplanes to piece together what they say will be the most detailed map ever assembled of the California coastline.

State and federal scientists are set to begin work next month on a of the state's 1,200-mile coastline.

Doug George, a project manager with the state's Ocean Protection Council, says the images will be so detailed that the new map will identify boulders and telephone poles. The data gathered will be used to track ocean levels, and flooding risks.

The $3.3 million project will be supervised by the .

The work is expected to be finished in December, with the images posted to the Internet by next summer.

Explore further: Experts express concern over cyclone trends in the British-Irish Isles

0 shares

Related Stories

NOAA chief says new ocean uses creating conflicts

Jul 21, 2009

(AP) -- New pressures on the nation's oceans, from wind turbines to fish farms, are increasingly sparking conflicts with more traditional activities such as shipping and recreational boating and show the ...

Engineers Help Power Solar Use by 'Mapping' the Sun

May 25, 2010

(PhysOrg.com) -- As the use of solar power grows in California it will become more important to know exactly how much radiation and energy are generated in regions throughout the state. That’s the basis ...

Recommended for you

Satellite sees smoky skies over World Cup soccer

6 hours ago

Soccer fever gripped the U.S. at the same time as the smoke from Canadian wildfires gripped the skies over Vancouver, British Columbia. This was the site of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Finals on July ...

NASA sees Nangka become a typhoon

12 hours ago

Tropical Storm Nangka strengthened to a typhoon in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean just after NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on July 6. Infrared data from the AIRS instrument showed very cold cloud ...

NASA's infrared look at strengthening Typhoon Chan-Hom

13 hours ago

During the early morning hours on July 6, Chan-Hom was a strong tropical storm. Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed very powerful thunderstorms that hinted at intensification, and later in the ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.