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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-321-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, Kathleen Wilson

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: 2017-05-23

End Date: 2017-05-26

Equipment Used: Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS, GPS Pole

Information to be Derived: Beach Elevation

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Surveyed 15 cross-shore beach profiles, 4 alongshore transects, and East&West breach shorelines. Beach profile data available at

Staff: Owen Brenner

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
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPScollected base and rover data Navigation
GPS Pole2m wheel used to survey 15 beach profiles and breach shorelinesNavigation

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