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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 10DVS01

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Nathaniel Plant

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Karen L M Morgan

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Observe water level, waves, swash and beach and dune erosion at 1hr intervals


Start Port/Location: SPSC

End Port/Location: SPSC

Start Date: 2010-04-20

End Date: 2010-04-22

Equipment Used: Camera, Digital, Hand Held

Information to be Derived: Imagery

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Karen L M Morgan, Nathaniel Plant, Philip Thompson, Lance Thornton

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Additional Equipment Used: Laptop
Phil Thompson/Lance Thornton will connect power and ethernet; Karen Morgan will setup camera system; Ann Marie Ascough will provide support and Nathaniel Plant will confer with NASA security regarding deployment specifics. Platform: Mounted on the Eagle4 guard tower.


Cape Canaveral Beaches, FL

North: 28.46190049 South: 28.26857709 West: -80.6668 East: -80.50346529




Conlin, M.P., Adams, P.N., Plant, N.G., Jaeger, J.M., Mackenzie, R., 2019, Daily to decadal variability of beach morphology at NASA-Kennedy Space Center: Storm influences across timescales: , Coastal Sediments 2019. World Scientific, pp. 2268–2281 doi: 10.1142/9789811204487_0194.

Williams, B.N., Schreppel, H.A., Plant, N.G., 2021, Shorelines derived from continuous-video imagery at the NASA-Kennedy Space Center, Florida from August 2011 to July 2012: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera, Digital, Hand Held --- Photo
NASA-KSC_shorelines (Comma-separated values text file of the shorelines derived from the continuous video-imagery at NASA-KSC)

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