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Field Activity Details for field activity 2020-314-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards - NACCH (GX.21.MN00.F4J20.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Justin Birchler, Jennifer (Jenna) Brown, Kara Doran

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Justin Birchler

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Transects

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect GPS beach elevation data following passage of Tropical Storm Cristobal.

Vehicle(s): POV (Private Vehicle)

Start Port/Location: Madeira Beach, FL

End Port/Location: Madeira Beach, FL

Start Date: 2020-06-10

End Date: 2020-06-10

Equipment Used: GPS Backpack, GPS Tablet, Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver

Information to be Derived: GPS elevation data

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: GPS beach elevation survey at Madeira Beach, FL. Walked 26 cross-shore transects and 4 along-shore transects as planned.

Staff: Justin Birchler

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: SMG-PF-800-5.
Hypack LIte 15683150.
duration: ~1.5 hours.
antenna height= 1.88m.
lots of people and obstacles.
on transect lines with groins, always walked the south side.


Madeira Beach, FL

North: 27.80082112 South: 27.79287163 West: -82.80246245 East: -82.79260304


photo of on foot
on foot


Brown, J.A., Thompson, D.M., Long, J.W., 2020, Beach profile data collected from Madeira Beach, Florida (Version 2.0): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS Backpack --- Navigation
No data was collected
GPS Tablet --- Navigation
No data was collected
Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks
20200610_MadeiraBeachFL_XYZ (Beach profile data collected at Madeira Beach, FL)

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