Surveying beach in Goleta, CA

Man wearing a safety helmet rides an all-terrain vehicle with equipment on it, driving on a flat beach on wet sand and pebbles.

Detailed Description

USGS geomorphologist Pat Limber drives an all-terrain vehicle equipped with differential GPS, on Ellwood Beach in Goleta, California, collecting topographic, or elevation and contour, data. These data, accurate to about 1 inch (about 2 centimeters) both horizontally and vertically, are used to monitor seasonal beach changes.


Image Dimensions: 3264 x 2448

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Location Taken: Goleta, CA, US