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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 12LTS04

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Hurricane Sandy - Coastal Mapping Products & Impact Assessments (AE03FBP)

Principal Investigator(s): John Brock, C Wayne Wright

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Emily Klipp, Rodolfo Troche

Data Type(s): Imagery: Other Imagery, Location-Elevation: LIDAR, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect coastal elevation data along the NJ coastline after Hurricane Sandy landfall.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Salisbury, MD

End Port/Location: Salisbury, MD

Start Date: 2012-11-01

End Date: 2012-11-05

Equipment Used: Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LIDAR (EAARL), Red Green Blue (RGB) Digital Camera, GPS , Multispectral Color-infrared (CIR) Digital Camera

Information to be Derived: topobathymetric elevation data

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Emily Klipp, Rodolfo Troche, C Wayne Wright

Affiliate Staff:



Post-Hurricane Sandy coastal NJ

North: 40.7614756 South: 39.95914063 West: -74.3307 East: -73.60883062


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Birchler, J.J., Dalyander, P.S., Stockdon, H.F., Doran, K.S., 2015, National assessment of nor'easter-induced coastal erosion hazards: mid- and northeast Atlantic coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1154, 41 p.,

Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., Birchler, J.J., Morgan, K.L.M., 2016, Beach slopes of New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

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,

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.

Wright, C.W., Fredericks, X., Troche, R.J., Klipp, E.S., Kranenburg, C.J., Nagle, D.B., 2014, EAARL-B coastal topography: eastern New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy, 2012: first surface: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 767,

Wright, C.W., Troche, R.J., Kranenburg, C.J., Klipp, E.S., Fredericks, X., Nagle, D.B., 2014, EAARL-B submerged topography- Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, post-Hurricane Sandy, 2012- 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 887,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LIDAR (EAARL) --- LIDAR (Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20121101-20121105 Post-Sandy in New Jersey)
Red Green Blue (RGB) Digital Camera --- Other Imagery
GPS --- Navigation
Multispectral Color-infrared (CIR) Digital Camera --- Other Imagery

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