Dune Elevation Transects (Pre-project)

This is data for elevation transects through dune restoration sites on the north coast of Puerto Rico. The transects begin in the shoreline and end where land vegetation begins. The georeferenced imagery was captured with an RTK-GPS enabled DJI Phantom 4 with a D-RTK 2 GNSS Mobile Station.

This data is for all the sites PRIOR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION of ecological restoration methods.

The dataset prepared by Vida Marina – UPR Aguadilla provides beach elevation data collected at several sites along the north coast of Puerto Rico. Data were collected by an operator using an unmanned aerial vehicle for surveying the site and obtaining elevation data (XYZ) along preselected transects. The horizontal position (longitude and latitude) data are given in the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projected coordinate system referenced to the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). Puerto Rico is split into two UTM zones, 19 and 20 (Figure 1). The transition seems to occur, as referenced, close to the municipality of Carolina (UTM: 20 Q 183149.00 m E 2044329.00 m N). The elevation data are referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAV88).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated November 12, 2021, 17:23 (UTC)
Created November 8, 2021, 16:03 (UTC)
Data Maintainer Robert J. Mayer
Email Address robert.mayer@upr.edu
Metric Category Ecological
Metric Class Elevation, Dune Geomorphology
Reporting Years 2021, 2020, 2018, 2019
States and Territories PR
Measurement Stage Monitoring, Baseline, Reference
Restoration Activity Beach, Dune