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Field Activity Details for field activity 14CNT02

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed


Funding Program(s): Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Funding - Fire Island (AE03FJ6), Hurricane Sandy - Impacts to and Vulnerability of Coastal Beaches (AE03FBQ)

Data Source Information: Nick Spore USACE-CEERD-HF-A, Field Research Facility 1261 Duck Road Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 252-261-6840 ext: 231

Information Specialist(s): Owen Brenner

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: LIDAR

Start Date: 2014-04-01

End Date: 2014-04-01

Equipment Used: Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)

Information to be Derived: ground-based CLARIS lidar

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:



Fire Island, NY

North: 40.7288894 South: 40.622037 West: -73.2287 East: -72.898031



Brenner, O., Hapke, C.J., Spore, N.J., Brodie, K.L., McNinch, J.E., 2015, Ground-based lidar beach topography of Fire Island, New York, April 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) --- LIDAR (processed elevation point data) (Interpolated digital elevation model (DEM)) (Dune crest, dune toe, shoreline, beach width and beach slope for a lidar survey collected 20140406-20140421 in New York)

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