Field Activity 2017-690-FA

Identifier 2017-690-FA
Purpose Remote sensing coastal change; shoreline change, nearshore sandbar evolution, river mouth bar morphology
Location Santa Cruz, California, Cowells, Monterey Bay
Summary FAN 2017-690-FA Argus DreamInn data submitted to FAD by Shawn Harrison on 12/1/2017
Info derived Shoreline position, sandbar position, wave celerity, wave run-up; Argus image products and pixel timestacks
Comments This FA is an ongoing Argus camera station mounted on the roof of the Dream Inn hotel in Santa Cruz. The station has 2 cameras (Point Grey BFLY-PGE-50S5C-C) that overlook main beach towards the East and Cowells to the South. The cameras collect Argus image products every half-hour of daylight from 10-minute long video streams. Timestacks are extracted from 20-minute video streams every hour of daylight for a cBathy grid, alongshore and cross-shore transects. The image acquisition is ongoing and will be split up into separate FANs based on year. In addition to the collection of data, this site serves as a R&D testing station for new techniques and methods.
Start Santa Cruz, CA 2017-05-05
End Santa Cruz, CA 2017-12-31
Days in the field 15
West -122.02667427
East -122.0039015
North 36.96436345
South 36.95555628


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Shawn R Harrison
Crew members
Information specialist(s)
Shawn R Harrison
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Imagery, Location-Elevation, Other
Data type: Photo, Navigation

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
camera Photo (no data reported)
navigation Navigation (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity