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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-047-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): Christopher Reich, SPCMSC

Information Specialist(s): Barry Irwin

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: LIDAR ground support


Start Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

End Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

Start Date: 2016-10-31

End Date: 2016-11-11

Equipment Used: Digital camera, RTK, Spectra Precision SP80, Sample containers

Information to be Derived: 1) GPS ground control point data collection in support of Lidar. 2) Mapping perimeter extent of selected overwash areas identified in satellite imagery. 3) Measure overwash deposit thickness and sediment composition (sampling). 4) Description notes and photographs.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Post Hurricane Mathew ground-truth data form JALBTCX lidar survey was collected

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Barry Irwin

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: see 2016-365-FA for data from this FA.

Vehicle used - Black Suburban
Stay overs for the team will be in the local city or town as dictated by the location of the planned ground control locations.


Virginia and North Carolina coastline

North: 38.52023523 South: 33.51563619 West: -79.18896484 East: -74.90478516


photo of on foot
on foot



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
RTK --- Transects
Spectra Precision SP80 --- Navigation
Sample containers --- Biology

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