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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-668-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)

Principal Investigator(s): Patrick Barnard, Curt Storlazzi, Jonathan Warrick

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Andrew Stevens

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect baseline topography and bathymetry for ENSO impacts in Monterey Bay

Vehicle(s): Jeep Liberty 4X4 - silver, MarFac; Chevy Suburban - gray; 7 pass; G62-2874L

Start Port/Location: Santa Cruz, CA

End Port/Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Start Date: 2015-09-28

End Date: 2015-10-02

Equipment Used: Other, LIDAR

Information to be Derived: Beach Topography, Nearshore Bathymetry

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Josh Logan submitted TLS data 10/16/2015


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: During the week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will be working along the coastline from Santa Cruz to Moss Landing. Either by all-terrain vehicle, personal watercraft, or on foot, they will be surveying local beaches and the nearby ocean bottom to compile a three-dimensional map of how beaches change in northern Monterey Bay.
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-676-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2015-625-FA


Monterey Bay

North: 36.99816566 South: 36.80217852 West: -122.061 East: -121.75476074


photo of ATV
photo of Waverunner 1 (SC)
Waverunner 1 (SC)
photo of Waverunner 2 (SC)
Waverunner 2 (SC)
photo of on foot
on foot


Stevens, A.W., Logan, J.B., Snyder, A.G., Hoover, D.J., Barnard, P.L., and Warrick, J.A., 2017, Beach topography and nearshore bathymetry of northern Monterey Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release.


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