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Field Activity Details for field activity 2020-321-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): 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 in support of long-term monitoring at Madeira Beach and TWL model.

Vehicle(s): POV (Private Vehicle)

Start Port/Location: Madeira Beach, FL

End Port/Location: Madeira Beach, FL

Start Date: 2020-09-21

End Date: 2020-09-21

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

Information to be Derived: GPS elevation data

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Madeira Beach; collected 4 alongshore transects and 26 cross shore transects

Staff: Justin Birchler

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: SMG-PF-800-5.
GPS Touch Tablet.
Hypack LIte 15683150.
duration: ~2 hours.
antenna height= 1.876m.
some people and obstacles.
on transect lines with groins, always walked the south side.
tide so low I could walk on seaward side of groins.
antenna was over my right shoulder.
control point in south parking lot used before/after survey lines. asphalt patch in parking lot just outside main office, west side of patch facing west.
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2020-320-FA


Madeira Beach, FL

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


photo of on foot
on foot


Brown, J.A., Birchler, J.J., Thompson, D.M., Long, J.W., and Seymour, A.C., 2022, Beach profile data collected from Madeira Beach, FL (ver. 3.0, May 2022): 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

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