Field Activity 2017-348-FA

Identifier 2017-348-FA
Purpose On going post-Sandy beach recovery assessment. Survey 15 beach profiles, continuous alongshore topography, and Wilderness Breach shoreline position.
Location Fire Island, NY
Summary Surveyed 15 cross shore beach profiles, west and east Wilderness Breach shorelines, and alongshore shoreface transects using AshTech Z-Extreme GPS equipment to document morphology change.
Info derived Beach Elevation
Comments Funding Account: GXMN00GGH0200
on foot
walking survey, generally with GPS backpack
Rental Vehicle
Start Fire Island, NY 2017-10-16
End Fire Island, NY 2017-10-19
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
Kathleen E Wilson
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Owen T Brenner
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
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation 3
Collapsible Tripod Benchmarks, Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data expected)
GPS Pole Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data expected)
Choke Ring Antenna Benchmarks, Navigation (no data expected)


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