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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 13CNT06

Other ID: none

Status: Completed


Funding Program(s):

Data Source Information: Contact_Organization: Mckim and Creed Contact_Person: Timothy J. Cawood Contact_Address: 243 North Front Street City: Wilmington State_or_Province: North Carolina Postal_Code: 28401 Contact_Voice_Telephone: 910-343-1048

Information Specialist(s): Cheryl Hapke

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Profiles

Start Date: 2013-09-17

End Date: 2013-10-06

Equipment Used: Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) DGPS

Information to be Derived: Post-Hurricane Sandy beach profiles

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This dataset contains XYZ elevation point data of subaerial morphology and nearshore bathymetry collected using real time kinematic global positioning system (RTK-GPS) and hydrography techniques.



Fire Island, New York

North: 40.72560011 South: 40.61253228 West: -73.34472656 East: -72.89303928



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.

Wilson, K.E., Hapke, C.J., Henderson R.E., Lentz E.E., Miselis, J.L., Weppler, P.M., 2017, Post-Hurricane Sandy beach profile surveyâFire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet 2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) DGPS --- Benchmarks
Profiles (XYZ data – 2013 Post-Sandy Beach Profile Survey)

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