Field Activity 2017-691-FA

Identifier 2017-691-FA
Purpose Remote sensing coastal change; shoreline change, nearshore sandbar evolution, storm response and recovery, morphodynamic modeling
Location Santa Cruz, Watsonville, California, Sunset State Beach, Monterey Bay
Summary FAN 2017-691-FA Argus Sunset data submitted to FAD by Shawn Harrison 12/4/2017
Info derived Shoreline position, sandbar position, wave celerity, wave run-up, depth estimation; Argus image products and pixel timestacks
Comments This FA is an ongoing Argus camera station mounted on top of the coastal bluff in the closed area of Sunset State Beach near Port Watsonville. The station has 2 cameras (Point Grey BFLY-PGE-50S5C-C) that overlook a 1x1km region of the beach offshore and northward. 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. The station is solar powered. The camera installation is within California State Park jurisdiction and is permitted until 2/24/18 by Joanne Kerbavaz. Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-690-FA
Start Santa Cruz, CA 2017-09-15
End Santa Cruz, CA 2017-12-31
Days in the field 35
West -121.84733105
East -121.83006217
North 36.89444024
South 36.88470679


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
digitalcamera Photo (no data reported)
GPS Navigation (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity