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Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-052-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): E. Robert Thieler

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Document beach erosion and coastal development at Rincon, Puerto Rico.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1994-08-24

End Date: 1994-08-24

Equipment Used: DGPS

Information to be Derived: Shoreline Position;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Shoreline walks with GPS backpack for shoreline position.

Staff: Barry Irwin, E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Staff:
Joe Irwin

Notes: Report submitted 07/2008 by A. Orton for R. Thieler. Original Center People field contained: Rob Thieler, PI; Barry Irwin, Geodesist; Joe Irwin, Tech.
Project = Insular Shelf - Puerto Rico, Insular Shelf - Puerto Rico


Punta Higuero to Punta Cadena, Rincon, Puerto Rico, Greater Antilles, Caribbean, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 18.4 South: 18.2 West: -67.3 East: -67.2


photo of On Foot
On Foot


Thieler, E.R., and Carlo, M., 1995, Historical shoreline changes at Rincon, Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-72, 29 p., URL:

Thieler, E.R., Rodriguez, R.W., and Himmelstoss, E.A., 2008, Historical shoreline changes at Rincon, Puerto Rico, 1936-2006: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1017, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation

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