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Storm Impact and Recovery: Hurricane Sandy - Beach Profiles

Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
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Graph Values
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Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 7 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
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Graph Values
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Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 8 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
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Graph Values
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Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 9 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
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Graph Values
(mouse over graph)
Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 10 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
(Mouse over graph for values)
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Graph Values
(mouse over graph)
Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 11 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
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Graph Values
(mouse over graph)
Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 22 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
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Graph Values
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Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 23 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
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Graph Values
(mouse over graph)
Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 24 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
(Mouse over graph for values)
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Graph Values
(mouse over graph)
Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 25 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
(Mouse over graph for values)
  Show Series




























Graph Values
(mouse over graph)
Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 26 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
(Mouse over graph for values)
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Graph Values
(mouse over graph)
Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 28 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
(Mouse over graph for values)
  Show Series

















Graph Values
(mouse over graph)
Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 29 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
(Mouse over graph for values)
  Show Series
















Graph Values
(mouse over graph)
Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 30 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
(Mouse over graph for values)
  Show Series
















Graph Values
(mouse over graph)
Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 31 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.
Mean High Watermark Fire Island Locations
data after 9/2016 provisional
(Mouse over graph for values)
  Show Series

















Graph Values
(mouse over graph)
Data Format:
Distance Cross Shore
Date: Elevation


profile 32 beach photo
Photo taken May 24, 2017.

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. Profiles were surveyed one day prior to landfall, over a period of three days immediately after the storm, and re-surveyed periodically to capture both the initial impact of the event and the ongoing recovery of the beach system. Detailed information on the methodology and instrumentation specifications, as well as published data for 2012-2014 can be found in Henderson et al., 2015.

Data after September 2016 are provisional and unpublished.


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