“Snapshot” or first frame of beach video, Santa Cruz, California

Distant view of the shore from a flat rooftop that is visible at bottom of image.

Detailed Description

Snapshot, or first frame of from a 10-minute video taken May 6, 2017, in Santa Cruz, California. View is from atop a hotel looking down on Cowells Beach, a popular surf spot. Researchers at the USGS are using these and other video images to improve understanding and computer modeling of beach processes, especially those that change the coast. Half-hourly images are posted online during daylight hours.


Image Dimensions: 2448 x 2048

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Location Taken: Santa Cruz, CA, US