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Ground penetrating radar and differential global positioning system data collected in April 2016 from Fire Island, New York

February 22, 2018

Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted a long-term coastal morphologic-change study at Fire Island, New York, prior to and after Hurricane Sandy impacted the area in October 2012. The Fire Island Coastal Change project objectives include understanding the morphologic evolution of the barrier island system on a variety of time scales (months to centuries) and resolving storm-related impacts, post-storm beach response, and recovery. In April 2016, scientists from the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted geophysical and sediment sampling surveys on Fire Island to characterize and quantify spatial variability in the subaerial geology with the goal of subsequently integrating onshore geology with other surf zone and nearshore datasets.  

This report, along with the associated USGS data release, serves as an archive of ground penetrating radar (GPR) and post-processed differential global positioning system (DGPS) data collected from beach and back-barrier environments on Fire Island, April 6–13, 2016 (USGS Field Activity Number 2016-322-FA). Data products, including unprocessed GPR trace data, processed DGPS data, elevation-corrected subsurface profile images, geographic information system files, and accompanying Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata are available for download.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Ground penetrating radar and differential global positioning system data collected in April 2016 from Fire Island, New York
DOI 10.3133/ds1078
Authors Arnell S. Forde, Julie Bernier, Jennifer L. Miselis
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Data Series
Series Number 1078
Index ID ds1078
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

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