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Field Activity Details for field activity 2020-316-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): Kara Doran

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): David Thompson, Justin Birchler

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect beach elevation transects to support our Sand Key camera operation.

Vehicle(s): POV (Private Vehicle)

Start Port/Location: Clearwater, FL

End Port/Location: Clearwater, FL

Start Date: 2020-08-07

End Date: 2020-08-07

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

Information to be Derived: Beach elevation

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: elevation data for 30 cross-shore transects and 4 alongshore lines at Sand Key

Staff: Justin Birchler

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: SMG-PF-800-5.
GPS Touch Tablet.
Hypack LIte 15683150.
duration: ~2 hours.
antenna height = 186.1cm; antenna location is over researcher's right shoulder.
Control point in north parking lot on sidewalk near short light and gravel triangle, facing building/beach/west.
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2019-361-FA


Sand Key, Clearwater, FL, USA

North: 27.94317081 South: 27.93443649 West: -82.84202099 East: -82.83596992


photo of on foot
on foot


Birchler, J.J., Brown, J.A, Seymour, A.C., and Thompson, D.M., 2023, Beach Profile Data Collected From Sand Key Beach in Clearwater, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks
GPS Backpack --- Navigation
No data was collected
GPS Tablet --- Navigation
No data was collected

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