Bathymetry data collected in October 2014 from Fire Island, New York—The wilderness breach, shoreface, and bay

Data Series 1034
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Abstract

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, conducted a bathymetric survey of Fire Island, New York, from October 5 to 10, 2014. The U.S. Geological Survey is involved in a post-Hurricane Sandy effort to map and monitor the morphologic evolution of the wilderness breach, which formed in October 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, as part of the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Project GS2-2B. During this study, bathymetry data were collected, using single-beam echo sounders and global positioning systems mounted to personal watercraft, along the Fire Island shoreface and within the wilderness breach, Fire Island Inlet, Narrow Bay, and Great South Bay east of Nicoll Bay. Additional bathymetry and elevation data were collected using backpack and wheel-mounted global positioning systems along the subaerial beach (foreshore and backshore), flood shoals, and shallow channels within the wilderness breach and adjacent shoreface.

Suggested Citation

Nelson, T.R., Miselis, J.L., Hapke, C.J., Brenner, O.T., Henderson, R.E., Reynolds, B.J., and Wilson, K.E., 2017, Bathymetry data collected in October 2014 from Fire Island, New York—The wilderness breach, shoreface, and bay: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1034, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1034.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Project Summary
  • Survey Overview
  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Processing
  • Data Downloads
  • References Cited
  • Abbreviations

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Bathymetry data collected in October 2014 from Fire Island, New York—The wilderness breach, shoreface, and bay
Series title Data Series
Series number 1034
DOI 10.3133/ds1034
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description HTML Document
Country United States
State New York
Other Geospatial Fire Island
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y