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Topo-bathymetric survey at Gandys Beach, New Jersey, 2018

January 23, 2023

This Data Release contains field topo-bathymetric survey data in a selected saltmarsh shoreline along Gandys Beach, New Jersey, where constructed oyster reefs (CORs, aka oyster castles) were installed to protect the shoreline and enhance habitat for oyster and other species.  Oyster castles were constructed as a part of a living shoreline project along Gandys Beach in 2016 in response to the damage by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Wave, current and sediment data were collected, and field topographic and bathymetric surveys were conducted from January 2018 to April 2018.  Fine resolution topographic and bathymetric data is needed to assess shoreline structure effectiveness in terms of wave and current energy reduction, sediment deposition, and erosion. Data can be used for sediment transport and shoreline morphology model development to predict the effects of living shoreline structures under future climate change, coastal storms and other research projects.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2023
Title Topo-bathymetric survey at Gandys Beach, New Jersey, 2018
DOI 10.5066/P9D1E202
Authors William D Capurso, Lukasz M Niemoczynski, Hongqing Wang, Qin Chen, Gregg Snedden, Ling Zhu
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center