Coastal Changes and Impacts

Hurricane Sandy Region

Topobathymetric Elevation Model of New England

Hurricane Sandy significantly impacted coastal New England from Connecticut to as far north as Maine altering the topography and ecosystems of this heavily populated region that includes both New York and Boston. In response to the storm, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program in collaboration with USGS National Geospatial Program, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration developed three-dimensional (3D) topobathymetric elevation models for the New England area. This comprehensive integrated topobathymetric baseline elevation data are essential for emergency planning, disaster response, and hazard mitigation policy development.

Additional information about topobathymetric elevation models is available online at https://lta.cr.usgs.gov/coned_tbdem.

To view or download the New England topobathymetric elevation model, visit the CoNED Project Viewer, USGS EarthExplorer or The National Map Viewer.

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Topobathymetric elevation model of New England. USGS image created by Gayla Evans, Dean Tyler, and Jeff Danielson.

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