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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 12CNT09

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed


Funding Program(s): National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards(1) (MN000J7)

Data Source Information: PHOTOSCI

Information Specialist(s): Kara Doran

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: LIDAR

Start Date: 2012-05-07

End Date: 2012-05-07

Equipment Used: Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:



New York

North: 40.774154 South: 40.654956 West: -73.0838 East: -72.75



Brenner, O.T., Lentz, E.E., Hapke, C.J., Henderson, R.E., Wilson, K.E., Nelson, T.R., 2018, Characterizing storm response and recovery using the beach change envelope: Fire Island, New York: Geomorphology, v. 300 no. Supplement C, pp. 189–202, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.08.004.

Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., Birchler, J.J.,, B., O.T., Hardy, M.W., Morgan, K.L.M., Stockdon, H.F., Torres, M.L., 2017, Lidar-derived beach morphology (dune crest, dune toe, and shoreline) for U.S. sandy coastlines: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Fredericks, X., Hapke, C.J., Lentz, E.E., 2016, Coastal topographyâFire Island, New York, 07 May 2012: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Hapke, C.J., Brenner, O., Hehre, R., Reynolds, B.J., 2013, Coastal Change from Hurricane Sandy and the 2012-2013 Winter Storm Season: Fire Island, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1231,

Hapke, C.J., Plant, N.G., Henderson, R.E., Schwab, W.C., Nelson, T.R., 2016, Decoupling processes and scales of shoreline morphodynamics: Marine Geology, v. 381, pp. 42–53, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2016.08.008.

Long, J.W., Henderson, R.E., Thompson, D.M., 2020, Forecasting future beach width-A case study along the Florida Atlantic coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019-1150, 20 p.,

Miselis, J.L., Lorenzo-Trueba, J., 2017, Natural and human-induced variability in barrier-island response to sea level rise: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 44 no. 23, pp. 11922–11931, doi: 10.1002/2017gl074811.

Plant, N.G., Smith, K.E.L., Passeri, D.L., Smith, C.G., Bernier, J.C., 2018, Barrier-island and estuarine-wetland physical-change assessment after Hurricane Sandy: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1157, 45 p.,

Sopkin, K.L., Stockdon, H.F., Doran, K.S., Plant, N.G., Morgan, K.L.M., Guy, K.K., Smith, K.E.L., 2014, Hurricane Sandy: observations and analysis of coastal change: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1088, 64 p.,

Stockdon, H.F., Long, J.W., Palmsten, M.L., Van der Westhuysen, A., Doran, K.S., Snell, R.J., 2023, Operational forecasts of wave-driven water levels and coastal hazards for US Gulf and Atlantic coasts: Communications Earth & Environment, v. 4 no. 1, 169 p., doi: 10.1038/s43247-023-00817-2.

Williams, B.N., Schreppel, H.A., Stalk C.A., 2019, Footprints of lidar datasets published at the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center since 2001: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) --- LIDAR (Lidar-derived bare-earth topography Digital Elevation Model (DEM) mosaic for Fire Island, New York) (Lidar-derived classified point-cloud dataset for Fire Island, New York) (Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20120507 in New York)

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