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Photograph of USGS staff setting targets on the beach
February 28, 2021

Targets in the sand at Cape Cod National Seashore

In February of 2021, scientists from the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) conducted near-shore bathymetric surveys on Cape Cod National Seashore. Bathymetry is the study of underwater depth of ocean floors or lake floors. By collecting data and plotting points on our beaches with cameras, survey equipment,

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Photograph of Kite-Balloon flying over Cape Cod National Seashore
February 28, 2021

Kite-Balloon over Cape Cod National Seashore

Scientists from the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center using a helium powered kite-balloon at Head of the Meadow Beach and Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. A camera is attached to the kite and taken up and down the beach to take a bunch of pictures used to create a digital elevation model with structure-from-motion techniques.

Photograph of Kite-Balloon flying over Cape Cod National Seashore
February 28, 2021

Kite-Balloon

Scientists from the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center using a helium powered kite-balloon at Head of the Meadow Beach and Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. A camera is attached to the kite and taken up and down the beach to take a bunch of pictures used to create a digital elevation model with structure-from-motion techniques.

Photograph of USGS staff on Cape Cod National Seashore beach
February 28, 2021

Let's Go Fly a Kite-Balloon

Scientists from the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center using a helium powered kite-balloon at Head of the Meadow Beach and Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. A camera is attached to the kite and taken up and down the beach to take a bunch of pictures used to create a digital elevation model with structure-from-motion techniques.

Photograph of USGS staff on Cape Cod National Seashore beach
February 28, 2021

Let's Go Fly a Kite-Balloon

Scientists from the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center using a helium powered kite-balloon at Head of the Meadow Beach and Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. A camera is attached to the kite and taken up and down the beach to take a bunch of pictures used to create a digital elevation model with structure-from-motion techniques.

House damaged by February 2021 storm
February 28, 2021

NorEaster Storm Damage

A large NorEaster Storm caused extensive property damage along the beach ,Sandwich, MA February 2021

Scouting Marconi Beach
February 28, 2021

Scouting Marconi Beach

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Scouting Marconi Beach

Photograph of USGS staff flying a kite-balloon on the beach
February 28, 2021

Flying Kite-Balloons at Cape Cod National Seashore

Scientists from the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center using a helium powered kite-balloon at Head of the Meadow Beach and Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. A camera is attached to the kite and taken up and down the beach to take a bunch of pictures used to create a digital elevation model with structure-from-motion techniques.

House damaged by February 2021 storm
February 28, 2021

NorEaster Storm Damage

Property damage caused by a large NorEaster Storm, Sandwich, MA February 2021

USGS staff flying kite-balloon on the beach
February 28, 2021

Flying Kites

Scientists from the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center using a helium powered kite-balloon at Head of the Meadow Beach and Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. A camera is attached to the kite and taken up and down the beach to take a bunch of pictures used to create a digital elevation model with structure-from-motion techniques.