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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-304-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Funding (Miselis) (GX.13.MN00.GGH02.00)

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: On going post-Sandy beach recovery assessment

Vehicle(s): Rental Vehicle

Start Port/Location: Fire Island, NY

End Port/Location: Fire Island, NY

Start Date: 2017-01-24

End Date: 2017-01-27

Equipment Used: GPS Pole, Ashtech ProFlex 500, F190 DGPS/IMU

Information to be Derived: Beach Elevation

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Successfully collected D-GPS positional data (xyz) at 15 cross-shore beach profile locations, 4 alongshore beach transects, and east and west Fire Island Breach shorelines. Set up base station at Robins Rest to post-process data. Utilized Jake's IMU.

Staff: Owen Brenner, Kathleen Wilson

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Funding Account: GXMN00GGH0200


Fire Island, NY

North: 40.73932344 South: 40.61537598 West: -73.34472671 East: -72.85692749


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS PoleCollected elevation data along 15 cross shore beach profiles(wheel&pole), 4 alongshore beach transits(polaris mounted pole), and 2 Wilderness Breach shorelines(wheel&pole). Used IMU for all surveysNavigation
Ashtech ProFlex 500collected 15 cross shore profiles, 2 breach shorelines and 4 alongshore elevation transectsBenchmarks
F190 DGPS/IMUused IMU on 2m GPS pole/wheel and on POlaris mounted GPS pole.Navigation

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