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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-336-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer Miselis

Affiliate Investigator(s): Erika Lentz: USGS-Woods Hole

Information Specialist(s): Owen Brenner

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ongoing post-Sandy beach recovery assessment

Vehicle(s): Rental Vehicle

Start Port/Location: Fire Island, NY

End Port/Location: Fire Island, NY

Start Date: 2016-06-14

End Date: 2016-06-17

Equipment Used: GPS Pole, Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS

Information to be Derived: Cross shore beach profiles and alongshore elevation data.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 14 cross shore beach profiles that can be viewed online at Collected alongshore beach elevation data that along with the profile data will be made available online at

Staff: Owen Brenner

Affiliate Staff:



Fire Island, NY

North: 40.70497728 South: 40.61224853 West: -73.3461 East: -72.85967407


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Brenner, O.T., Henderson, R.E., Hapke, C.J., Reynolds, B.J., 2018, Hurricane Sandy beach response and recovery at Fire Island, New YorkâShoreline, beach profile data, and breach shoreline data, October 2012 to October 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Hapke, C.J., Nelson, T.R., Henderson, R.E., Brenner, O.T., Miselis, J.L., 2017, Morphologic evolution of the wilderness area breach at Fire Island, New York, 2012-15: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1116, 24 p.,

Henderson, R.E., Hapke, C.J., Brenner, O.T., Reynolds, B.J., 2017, Hurricane Sandy beach response and recovery at Fire Island, New York: Shoreline, beach profile data, and breach shoreline data: October 2012 to June 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Wilson, K., Lentz, E.E., Miselis, J.L., Safak, I., Brenner, O.T., 2019, A Bayesian Approach to Predict Sub-Annual Beach Change and Recovery: Estuaries and Coasts, Estuaries and Coasts, v. 42 no. 1, pp. 112–131, doi: 10.1007/s12237-018-0444-1.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS Pole --- Navigation
No data was collected
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS --- Benchmarks

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