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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-690-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Harrison

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Shawn Harrison

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Remote sensing coastal change; shoreline change, nearshore sandbar evolution, river mouth bar morphology

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Santa Cruz, CA

End Port/Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Start Date: 2017-05-05

End Date: 2017-12-31

Equipment Used: navigation, camera

Information to be Derived: Shoreline position, sandbar position, wave celerity, wave run-up; Argus image products and pixel timestacks

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: FAN 2017-690-FA Argus DreamInn data submitted to FAD by Shawn Harrison on 12/1/2017


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This FA is an ongoing Argus camera station mounted on the roof of the Dream Inn hotel in Santa Cruz. The station has 2 cameras (Point Grey BFLY-PGE-50S5C-C) that overlook main beach towards the East and Cowells to the South. The cameras collect Argus image products every half-hour of daylight from 10-minute long video streams. Timestacks are extracted from 20-minute video streams every hour of daylight for a cBathy grid, alongshore and cross-shore transects. The image acquisition is ongoing and will be split up into separate FANs based on year.
In addition to the collection of data, this site serves as a R&D testing station for new techniques and methods.


Santa Cruz, California, Cowells, Monterey Bay

North: 36.96436345 South: 36.95555628 West: -122.02667427 East: -122.0039015




Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
navigation --- Navigation
camera --- Photo

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