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Field Activity Details for field activity 13CCH06

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Cheryl Hapke

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Billy Reynolds

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Support ACE:FRF LARC-5 Inlet Survey. Collect Beach GPS Profiles

Vehicle(s): Rental Vehicle

Start Port/Location: Islip, NY

End Port/Location: Islip, NY

Start Date: 2013-06-20

End Date: 2013-06-26

Equipment Used: Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS

Information to be Derived: Beach Elevation

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Billy Reynolds

Affiliate Staff:



Fire Island, NY

North: 40.79703426 South: 40.52605421 West: -73.5253 East: -72.34011422


photo of USACE LARC-5


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.

Hapke, C.J., Nelson, T.R., Henderson, R.E., Brenner, O.T., Miselis, J.L., 2017, Morphologic evolution of the wilderness area breach at Fire Island, New York, 2012-15: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1116, 24 p.,

Henderson, R.E., Hapke, C.J., Brenner, O.T., Reynolds, B.J., 2017, Hurricane Sandy beach response and recovery at Fire Island, New York: Shoreline, beach profile data, and breach shoreline data: October 2012 to June 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Henderson, R.H., Hapke, C.J., Brenner, O.T., Reynolds, B.J., 2015, Hurricane Sandy beach response and recovery at Fire Island, New York: Shoreline and beach profile data, October 2012 to October 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 931,

Wilson, K., Lentz, E.E., Miselis, J.L., Safak, I., Brenner, O.T., 2019, A Bayesian Approach to Predict Sub-Annual Beach Change and Recovery: Estuaries and Coasts, Estuaries and Coasts, v. 42 no. 1, pp. 112–131, doi: 10.1007/s12237-018-0444-1.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS --- Benchmarks
Navigation (Cross-shore profile data (.xlsx, .csv)) (MHW shoreline data (.shp)) (Breach shoreline data (.shp))
13CCH06-NL-pd-2 (Fire Island, NY pre- and post-storm shoreline data)
13CCH06-NL-pd-1 (Fire Island, NY pre- and post- storm cross-shore profiles)

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