Ground penetrating radar and differential global positioning system data collected in April 2016 from Fire Island, New York

Data Series 1078
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Abstract

Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted a long-term coastal morphologic-change study at Fire Island, New York, prior to and after Hurricane Sandy impacted the area in October 2012. The Fire Island Coastal Change project objectives include understanding the morphologic evolution of the barrier island system on a variety of time scales (months to centuries) and resolving storm-related impacts, post-storm beach response, and recovery. In April 2016, scientists from the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted geophysical and sediment sampling surveys on Fire Island to characterize and quantify spatial variability in the subaerial geology with the goal of subsequently integrating onshore geology with other surf zone and nearshore datasets.  

This report, along with the associated USGS data release, serves as an archive of ground penetrating radar (GPR) and post-processed differential global positioning system (DGPS) data collected from beach and back-barrier environments on Fire Island, April 6–13, 2016 (USGS Field Activity Number 2016-322-FA). Data products, including unprocessed GPR trace data, processed DGPS data, elevation-corrected subsurface profile images, geographic information system files, and accompanying Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata are available for download.

Suggested Citation

Forde, A.S., Bernier, J.C., and Miselis, J.L., 2018, Ground penetrating radar and differential global positioning system data collected in April 2016 from Fire Island, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1078, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1078.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Processing
  • Data Downloads
  • Abbreviations
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Ground penetrating radar and differential global positioning system data collected in April 2016 from Fire Island, New York
Series title Data Series
Series number 1078
DOI 10.3133/ds1078
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description Report: HTML; Data Release
Country United States
State New York
Other Geospatial Fire Island
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y