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USGS CoastCam at Sand Key, Florida: Timestack Imagery and Coordinate Data

May 10, 2024

Two digital video cameras were installed at Sand Key, Florida (FL), facing south (camera 1) and north (camera 2) along the beach. Every hour during daylight hours, daily from 2018 to 2022, the cameras collected raw video and produced snapshots and time-averaged image products. For camera 2, one such product that is created 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 17 minutes. This data release includes timestack imagery from camera 2 and the corresponding world coordinate data needed to make quantitative measurements. The cameras are part of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research project to study the beach and nearshore environment. USGS researchers utilize the timestack imagery collected from these cameras to remotely sense information such as wave runup. This camera is part of the USGS CoastCam network, supported by the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP). To learn more about this specific camera visit….

Publication Year 2024
Title USGS CoastCam at Sand Key, Florida: Timestack Imagery and Coordinate Data
DOI 10.5066/P13XR9TY
Authors Jennifer A Brown, Justin J Birchler, Margaret L Palmsten, Eric (Contractor) R Swanson, Emily L Johnson, Mark Buckley
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center