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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-652-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts (ZP00F00), Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Ann Gibbs, Bruce Richmond

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Ann Gibbs

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Transects, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Topographic mapping and photographic image acquisition.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Kaktovik, Alaska

End Port/Location: Kaktovik, Alaska

Start Date: 2014-09-01

End Date: 2014-09-08

Equipment Used: camera, Other, Ashtech Z-Xtreme GPS, Hand-grab sample, probe pole

Information to be Derived: Active Layer Thickness measurements and high resolution ground surface elevations coincident with electrical resistivity transects collected during FAN 2014-624_FA.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: GPS raw data on FAD; Acquired ground surface elevations and active layer thicknesses along resistivity transects and elsewhere; ground control points for coincident acquisition of aerial photography, and soil and water samples. Retrieved images from 2 time lapse cameras (outfall pipe and snow fence) and redeployed 2 cameras on snow fence.

Staff: Ann Gibbs, Bruce Richmond

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Coordinating with Tom Reiss to borrow 2-3 Ashtech ZXtremes,tripod, and stadia rods.

Imagery will be acquired using project DSLR and time lapse cameras.

Images from 2014 and 2015 archived under this FAN.


Barter Island, Alaska

North: 70.1358 South: 70.112 West: -143.787 East: -143.5521


photo of ATV
photo of on foot
on foot


Gibbs, A.E., Nolan, M., and Snyder, A.G., 2019, Orthophotomosaics, elevation point clouds, digital surface elevation models and supporting data from the north coast of Barter Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey data release.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
camera --- Photo
Other --- --- ---
Ashtech Z-Xtreme GPS --- Navigation
Hand-grab sample --- Biology
probe pole --- Geology

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