Field Activity 2016-322-FA

Identifier 2016-322-FA
Purpose Ongoing post-Sandy beach recovery assessment; GPR survey and vibracore collection to characterize alongshore geologic variability and integrate onshore geology with surf zone and nearshore datasets
Location Fire Island, NY
Summary Collected repeat beach profiles and shorelines; 16 vibracores and 9 sand auger push cores from shoreface and beach environments; and 90 GPR profiles from beach and back-barrier settings.
Info derived Beach elevation, subsurface profiles, sediment thickness
Comments Entries for this field activity were modified from entries from Field Activity 2016-304-FA
on foot
walking survey, generally with GPS backpack
Chevy Suburban Silver
White Dodge Pickup - White
Start Fire Island, NY 2016-04-04
End Fire Island, NY 2016-04-15
West -73.3461
East -72.85967407
North 40.70497728
South 40.61224853


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Jennifer L Miselis
Crew members
Owen T Brenner
Scientist, Staff
Julie C Bernier
Scientist, Staff
Kyle W Kelso
Scientist, Staff
Jennifer L Miselis
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Owen T Brenner
Specialist, Information
Arnell S Forde
Specialist, Information
Julie C Bernier
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Electro-Magnetic, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Ground Penetrating Radar, Benchmarks, Navigation, Profiles, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Ground Penetrating Radar 4
GPS Pole Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation 4
Push Corer Geology (no data reported)
Vibracorer Geology 4


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Unprocessed digital GPR trace data Arnell S Forde Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Processed, elevation-corrected subsurface profile images Arnell S Forde Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Individual GPR profile parameters Arnell S Forde Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) GPR trackline locations Arnell S Forde Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Post-processed DGPS data Julie C Bernier
2016-322-FA_CoreLogs.pdf Vibracorer Core logs with grain-size plots Julie C Bernier Vibracorer Core photographs Julie C Bernier Vibracorer Sample locations Julie C Bernier Vibracorer Grain-size summary statistics Julie C Bernier

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