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Coastal Bathymetry Data Collected in June 2018 From Fire Island, New York: Wilderness Breach and Shoreface

By Chelsea A. Stalk,1 Jennifer L. Miselis,2, 1 Timothy R. Nelson,2 Billy J. Reynolds,2 Joseph J. Fredericks,2 Nancy T. DeWitt,2 Andrew S. Farmer,1 Hunter S. Wilcox,1 and Mitchell K. Lemon2

1Cherokee Nation Technologies
2USGS SPCMSC

Summary

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, conducted a bathymetric survey of Fire Island, New York, from June 2 to 17, 2018. The U.S. Geological Survey is involved in a post-Hurricane Sandy effort to map and monitor the morphologic evolution of the wilderness breach and the adjacent shoreface environment. During this study, bathymetry data were collected aboard two personal watercraft (PWC) outfitted with single-beam echosounders, as well as a towed seismic sled with similar instrumentation. Additional elevation data were collected using backpack Global Positioning Systems (GPS) on flood shoals and in shallow channels within the wilderness breach. For further information regarding data collection and/or processing methods refer to USGS Data Series 1049 (https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1049), 1034 (https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1034), and 1007 (https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1007).

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
Fire_Island_2018_xyz.zip
Single-beam bathymetry and GPS xyz data of both the shoreface and wilderness breach in both WGS84 (G1150) ellipsoid and NAD83 NAVD88 Geoid 12A (.txt)
Fire_Island_2018_metadata.xml Fire_Island_2018_metadata.txt Fire_Island_2018_xyz.zip
(189 MB)
Fire_Island_2018_xyz_Shapefiles.zip
Single-beam bathymetry and GPS xyz data of both the shoreface and wilderness breach in both WGS84 (G1150) ellipsoid and NAD83 NAVD88 Geoid 12A (.shp)
Same as above Same as above Fire_Island_2018_xyz_Shapefiles.zip
(315 MB)
Fire_Island_2018_Tracklines.zip
Single-beam bathymetry and GPS tracklines in WGS84 for both the shoreface and wilderness breach (.shp)
Same as above Same as above Fire_Island_2018_Tracklines.zip
(50.3 MB)
Fire_Island_2018_DEM.zip
Two Digital Elevation Models (DEM), 100 m cell size shoreface, 25 m wilderness breach, both in NAD83 NAVD88 Geoid 12A as well as boundary shapefiles for each (.tif) (.shp)
Same as above Same as above Fire_Island_2018_DEM.zip
(144 KB)
Supplemental Information
2018-322-FA_FACS.zip
Field Activity Collection System (FACS) logs (.pdf)
Not applicable Not applicable 2018-322-FA_FACS.zip
(14.6 MB)
Fire_Island_2018_DEM_Image.zip
Images of the NAD83 NAVD88 Geoid 12A DEM for both the shoreface (100 m) and wilderness breach (25 m) data (.jpg)
Not applicable Not applicable Fire_Island_2018_DEM_Image.zip
(509 KB)
Fire_Island_2018_Error_Analysis.zip
Associated Root Mean Square error (RMSe) analysis values (.pdf)
Not applicable Not applicable Fire_Island_2018_Error_Analysis.zip
(372 KB)

Graphic map showing tracklines for the 2018 Fire Island single-beam bathymetry and GPS surveys along the Island Shoreface (left) and within the Wilderness Breach (right).
Figure 1. Trackline overview map for the 2018 Fire Island single-beam bathymetry and GPS surveys along the Island Shoreface (left) and within the Wilderness Breach (right). Base map modified from USGS 1:100,000-scale Digital Line Graph (DLG) data.

Suggested Citation

Stalk, C.A., Miselis, J.L., Nelson, T.R., Reynolds, B.J., Fredericks, J.J., DeWitt, N.T., Farmer, A.S., Wilcox, H.S., and Lemon M.K., 2018, Coastal bathymetry data collected in June 2018 from Fire Island, New York—Wilderness breach and shoreface: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7PC30N8.

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