Field Activity 2017-321-FA

Identifier 2017-321-FA
Purpose On going post-Sandy beach recovery assessment
Location Fire Island, NY
Summary Surveyed 15 cross-shore beach profiles, 4 alongshore transects, and East&West breach shorelines. Beach profile data available at
Info derived Beach Elevation
Comments Funding Account: GXMN00GGH0200
on foot
walking survey, generally with GPS backpack
Rental Vehicle
Start Fire Island, NY 2017-05-23
End Fire Island, NY 2017-05-26
Days in the field 3
West -73.34472671
East -72.85692749
North 40.73932344
South 40.61537598


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Jennifer L Miselis
Crew members
Owen T Brenner
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Owen T Brenner
Specialist, Information
Kathleen E Wilson
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Erika Lentz: USGS-Woods Hole

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation
Data type: Navigation, Profiles

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
GPS Pole 2m wheel used to survey 15 beach profiles and breach shorelines Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS collected base and rover data Benchmarks, Navigation 3


Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Profile_Data Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Cross-shore profile data Owen T Brenner
Shoreline_Data Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS MHW shoreline data Owen T Brenner
Breach_Shorelines_Data Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Breach shoreline data Owen T Brenner


Samples collected during this field activity