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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-617-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Past, Present and Future Coral Reefs (ZP00FRV)

Principal Investigator(s): Curt Storlazzi

Affiliate Investigator(s): Lowe, Ryan (UWA); Hansen, Jeff (UWA); Pomeroy, Andrew (UWA)

Information Specialist(s): Joshua Logan

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine controls on sediment transport from the fore reef to the shoreline.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

End Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

Start Date: 2018-06-18

End Date: 2018-06-27

Equipment Used: Structure from Motion - UAS, instrumentmooring, RTK GPS, HD video camera system, Push corer

Information to be Derived: tide, wave height, wave period, wave direction, current speed, current direction, optical backscatter, acoustic backscatter, imagery.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: argus files submitted by Shawn Harrison 8/29/2018


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: argus file update 9/6/2018


South Molokai, Hawaii

North: 21.10437892 South: 21.06947819 West: -157.19755503 East: -157.12607593


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Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2022, Aerial imagery and structure-from-motion-derived shallow water bathymetry from a UAS survey of the coral reef off Waiakane, Molokai, Hawaii, June 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Rosenberger, K.J., Cheriton, O.M., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2020, Cross-reef wave and water level data from coral reef environments: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Rosenberger, K.J., Storlazzi, C.D., Cheriton, O.M., and Logan, J.B., 2019, Waiakane, Molokai, HI, 2018 Coral Reef Circulation and Sediment Dynamics Experiment: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Structure from Motion - UAS --- Photo
UAS (Digital images and products from UAS SfM survey. Archived on FAD.)
instrumentmooring --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
RTK GPS --- Navigation
HD video camera system --- Video
Push corer --- Biology

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