Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) topographic data has revolutionized the rapid collection and subsequent analysis of highly accurate coastal topography. LIDAR data can be collected over relatively large geographic areas, and has been typically used to support mapping of a variety of different shoreline features, along with post-storm impacts.
Slovinsky, P., & Dickson, S. (2009). Assessment of LIDAR for Simulating Existing and Potential Future Marsh Conditions in Casco Bay. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership.