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USGS CoastCam at Isla Verde, Puerto Rico: 2018-2019 Timestack Imagery and Coordinate Data

May 14, 2024

A digital video camera was installed at Isla Verde Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico (PR) and faced northeast along the beach. Every hour during daylight hours, daily from February 1, 2019, to July 15, 2019, the camera collected raw video and produced snapshots and time-averaged image products. One such product is a "runup timestack". Runup timestacks are images created by sampling a cross-shore array of pixels from an image through time as waves propagate towards and run up a beach. Runup timestacks store the red, green, and blue or monochrome pixel intensity as a function of the cross-shore position as imagery for the sampling period, typically around 10 minutes. The images included in this data release were collected from February 8, 2019, to February 23, 2019. The camera is part of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research project to study the beach and nearshore environment. USGS researchers analyzed the timestack imagery collected from this camera to remotely sense information such as the elevation of wave runup. This camera is part of the USGS CoastCam network, supported by the Total Water Level/Coastal Change Project under the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP). To learn more about this specific camera visit….

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Publication Year 2024
Title USGS CoastCam at Isla Verde, Puerto Rico: 2018-2019 Timestack Imagery and Coordinate Data
DOI 10.5066/P13MJ66F
Authors Shawn R Harrison, Mark Buckley, Paco López Mújica, Joshua Logan, Olivia Cheriton, T. Shay Viehman, Curt D. Storlazzi, Justin J Birchler, Margaret L Palmsten, Eric (Contractor) R Swanson, Emily L Johnson
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center