Topographic data, imagery, and ground control data collected in September 2023, pre and post Hurricane Lee at Head of the Meadow, Marconi, and Nauset Light beaches, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts
The data in this release map Marconi Beach, Head of the Meadow Beach, and Nauset Light Beach, in Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO), Massachusetts, before and after Hurricane Lee in September 2023. U.S Geological Survey personnel conducted field surveys to collect topographic data using global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) at all three beaches. In addition, at Nauset Light Beach, an uncrewed aerial system (UAS) was used to collect images with a Ricoh GRII camera for use in structure from motion photogrammetry. High-precision GNSS targets (AeroPoints) were used as ground control points (GCPs) for the UAS photogrammetry. Agisoft Metashape (v. 2.0.1) software was used to create a digital surface model and an orthomosaic from the collected imagery and GCPs. Photos were taken with smartphones for environmental context. This work was conducted under National Park Service Research Permit CACO-2020-SCI-0021.
|Topographic data, imagery, and ground control data collected in September 2023, pre and post Hurricane Lee at Head of the Meadow, Marconi, and Nauset Light beaches, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts
|Jin-Si R Over, Christopher R Sherwood, Mira M Anderberg, Marie K Bartlett, Jennifer M Cramer
|USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
|Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center