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Date published: May 6, 2019
Status: Active

Other Storm Impacts - Coastal System Change at Fire Island, New York

Since the late 1990s, USGS has been conducting research to quantify the impact from other hurricanes and nor'easters on the beaches and dunes at Fire Island.

Date published: May 3, 2019
Status: Active

Hurricane Sandy - Coastal System Change at Fire Island, New York

USGS used several techniques to quantify the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on the ocean shoreline of Fire Island.

Date published: May 3, 2019
Status: Active

Storm Impacts - Coastal System Change at Fire Island, New York

Fire Island is vulnerable to considerable storm activity year-round from both hurricanes and nor’easters. Storms are important drivers of coastal change in barrier island settings such as Fire Island. Larger storms carry sediment to the interior of the island via overwash, helping to create new habitat and build island resilience by adding back barrier width and interior elevation. Storms also...

Date published: May 2, 2019
Status: Active

Research Integration - Coastal System Change at Fire Island, New York

In order to predict the future behavior of the Fire Island landscape as a whole, information from across research themes must be integrated.

Date published: May 2, 2019
Status: Active

Back-barrier and Estuarine - Coastal System Change at Fire Island, New York

Regional-scale modeling forecasts how atmospheric forcing and oceanographic circulation influence estuarine circulation and water levels, sediment transport, and wetland change.

Date published: May 1, 2019
Status: Active

Predicting Future Beach Change - Coastal System Change at Fire Island, New York

Probabilistic models are used to predict future beach changes at Fire Island. These models, referred to as Bayesian networks, use statistics to estimate probabilities of future beach configurations based on existing observations. Bayesian networks are easily updated with new data or observations, making this approach ideal for use in coastal systems that experience rapid and frequent changes...

Date published: May 1, 2019
Status: Active

Interagency Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

In fall of 2018, USGS and NASA launched an interagency postdoctoral fellowship. This jointly-funded pilot program will bring researchers to Silicon Valley to explore the application of cutting edge science and technology to some of our Nation's biggest challenges.

Contacts: Jonathan Stock, Ian Brosnan
Date published: May 1, 2019
Status: Active

Beach Change Envelope - Coastal System Change at Fire Island, New York

Given the unique challenges in quantifying the extensive, yet variable impacts of Hurricane Sandy at Fire Island, we used a time series of beach profile data at Fire Island, New York, to define a new contour-based morphologic change metric, the Beach Change Envelope (BCE).

Date published: May 1, 2019
Status: Active

Third Federal UAS Workshop

May 14-16 2019, NASA Ames Research Center Bldg 3, Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA

Contacts: Bruce Quirk, Matthew Fladeland
Date published: May 1, 2019
Status: Active

Beach Profiles - Coastal System Change at Fire Island, New York

As part of the assessment of beach and dune morphologic change associated with Hurricane Sandy and the continuing efforts to track post-Sandy recovery, differential global positioning system (DGPS) elevation data are collected along 15 shore-perpendicular profiles extending from just inland of the crest of dune to the low-tide swash zone.  

Date published: April 30, 2019
Status: Active

Beach Recovery - Coastal System Change at Fire Island, New York

Alongshore features, such as the position of the dune crest and shoreline, are typically used to measure storm impacts and recovery. Impacts from Hurricane Sandy were so substantial to these features, however, that USGS researchers were provided a unique opportunity to develop new techniques to capture and monitor both storm impacts and recovery.

Date published: April 30, 2019
Status: Active

Oceanside Beaches and Dunes - Coastal System Change at Fire Island, New York

Oceanfront research at Fire Island, New York, is primarily focused on understanding the long- and short-term behavior of the ocean-facing terrestrial barrier island system, including human influences. The USGS has had ongoing research activities on Fire Island since the late 1990s, providing science to help inform management decisions. Recent efforts include monitoring the response to and...