To characterize the beach and nearshore morphology and evaluate the USGS Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast. Use of ARGUS Camera systems (CoastCams) to visualize and map the beach and nearshore region to determine the types of bar morphologies, their persistence and temporal variability, and the relationship of these changes to wave and water-level conditions. This includes the installation, reference mark occupation, and collection of external camera calibration data for ARGUS cameras (target coordinates) at Marconi Beach; subaerial survey measurements to map beach; aerial imagery from kite/balloon to map beach; bathymetric soundings from WHOI autonomous surface vehicle to map nearshore; and collect sediment samples.
Marconi Beach, Wellfleet, Cape Cod National Seashore, Barnstable County, MA, United States
2021-03-10: Survey at Marconi Beach (J. Over, J. Cramer, C. Sherwood, E. Marsjanik, P. Traykovski) ASV launched with single beam echo-sounder to measure bathymetry, Two SP80 recievers used, one connected to base, one using CORS network through hotspot. Moved plywood targets in front of camera and also took 20 sediment samples.
2021-03-17: Survey at Marconi Beach with helium kite and one rover connected to CORs via hotspot. Aeropoints and plywood targets deployed for ground control and CACO2 camera calibration. (J. Over, E. Marsjanik, R. Bales, and P. Traykovski).
Location and orientation of the new Marconi ARGUS camera system; topography and bathymetry of the beach and nearshore region in view of the cameras and grain size distribution.
1/14/2021 - Eric Marsjanik used SP 80 receiver to occupy reference marks at Marconi for future survey days;
1/15/2021- Eric Marsjanik returned with SP 80 receiver at Marconi Beach to re-occupy reference marks for future survey days
2021-03-10 Marconi Beach bathymetry survey and RTK survey, Targets for camera calibration set out and sediment samples taken (J. Over, C. Sherwood, J. Cramer, E, Marsjanik, P. Traykovski).
2021-03-17 Marconi beach Helium balloon imagery survey and more targets for camera calibration set-out. (J. Over, E. Marsjanik, R. Bales, and P. Traykovski)
2021-04-20 Marconi Beach camera lens were changed and external calibration was re-done with more targets on the beach (J. Over, E. Marsjanik, N. Randall, O. DeMeo)
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2021-014-FA for the Head of the Meadow Field Work.
An Emlid Reach M2 was attached/hot shoed to the Richo GR II to take a GPS position every time a picture was taken. A base station was also simultaneously taking information. After the field activity the GPS log and base logs were processed.