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Coastal Bathymetry Data Collected in June 2018 from Fire Island, New York: Wilderness Breach and Shoreface

January 28, 2019

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 June 2 to 17, 2018. The U.S. Geological Survey is involved in a post-Hurricane Sandy effort to map and monitor the morphologic evolution of the wilderness breach and the adjacent shoreface environment. During this study, bathymetry data were collected aboard two personal watercraft (PWC) outfitted with single-beam echosounders, as well as a towed seismic sled with similar instrumentation. Additional elevation data were collected using backpack Global Positioning Systems (GPS) on flood shoals and in shallow channels within the wilderness breach. For further information regarding data collection and/or processing methods refer to USGS Data Series 1049 (, 1034 (, and 1007 (