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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-344-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Cancelled

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

Funding Program(s): Center Project - Hapke (GX.17.MN00.0AZ16.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Cheryl Hapke

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Owen Brenner, Nancy DeWitt, Billy Reynolds

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Profiles, Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To survey nearshore bathymetry and subaerial topography in and around the Wilderness Breach on eastern Fire Island, NY. 15 beach profile elevations along Fire Island will also be surveyed.

Vehicle(s): Rental Vehicle, White Dodge Pickup - White

Start Port/Location: Fire Island, NY

End Port/Location: Fire Island, NY

Start Date: 2017-09-05

End Date: 2017-09-15

Equipment Used: Collapsible Tripod, Other, Ashtech ProFlex 500 GNSS Receiver, Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver, Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS, Choke Ring Antenna, ODOM-Echotrac CV-100, Castaway-CTD

Information to be Derived: Breach bathymetric and beach topographic elevation data

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Survey cancelled.

Staff: Owen Brenner, Nancy DeWitt, Billy Reynolds, Hunter Wilcox

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Survey cancelled at the last minute due to unforseen problems.


Fire Island, NY

North: 40.7564086 South: 40.59046776 West: -73.3512 East: -72.8503418


photo of Personal Water Craft (Blue WVR2 - Chum)
Personal Water Craft (Blue WVR2 - Chum)
photo of Personal Water Craft (White WVR1 - Shark)
Personal Water Craft (White WVR1 - Shark)



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Collapsible Tripod --- Benchmarks
Other --- --- ---
Ashtech ProFlex 500 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks
Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS --- Benchmarks
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
ODOM-Echotrac CV-100 --- Single Beam
Castaway-CTD --- Sound Velocity

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