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High-resolution digital elevation dataset for Mount Baker and vicinity, Washington, based on lidar surveys of 2015


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Bard, J.A., 2017, High-resolution digital elevation dataset for Mount Baker and vicinity, Washington, based on lidar surveys of 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Snow and ice-covered Mount Baker in northern Washington, is the highest peak in the North Cascades (3,286 meters or 10,781 feet) and the northernmost volcano in the conterminous United States. It is the only U.S. volcano in the Cascade Range that has been affected by both alpine and continental glaciation. The stratovolcano is composed mainly of andesite lava flows and breccias formed prior to the most recent major glaciation (Fraser Glaciation), which occurred between about 25,000 and 10,000 years ago. The most recent major eruption at Mount Baker (6,700 years ago) was accompanied by a major flank-collapse event that caused lahars to rush down the Nooksack River and then eastward into Baker Lake. In 1975-76, Sherman Crater immediately [...]


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“Mount Baker lidar vendor technical report”
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“Mount Baker hillshade”
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“Mount Baker DEM”
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These data, a raster digital elevation model (DEM) derived from an airborne lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) survey of Mount Baker and the adjacent vicinity, contribute to natural hazards monitoring efforts, the study of regional geology and volcanic landforms, and landscape modification during and after future volcanic eruptions at Mount Baker.



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Updates made to metadata and data files on Nov. 22, 2017 by Joseph Bard. Re: metadata updated to correct error: The Summary section of the metadata for this release was updated to correct an error regarding the site location of the data. The data is considered complete as of the date of these corrections. If any additional errors are found, please notify the author by email (

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7WD3XR0

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