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Accession Number PB2013-110806
Title Coastal Change from Hurricane Sandy and the 2012-13 Winter Storm Season: Fire Island, New York.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 43p
Personal Author B. J. Reynolds C. J. Hapke O. Brenner R. Hehre
Abstract The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mounted a substantial effort in response to Hurricane Sandy including an assessment of the morphological impacts to the beach and dune system at Fire Island, New York. Field surveys of the beach and dunes collected just prior to and after landfall were used to quantify change in several focus areas. In order to quantify morphologic change along the length of the island, pre-storm (May 2012) and post-storm (November 2012) lidar and aerial photography were used to assess changes to the shoreline and beach, and to measure volumetric changes. The extent and thicknesses of overwash deposits were mapped in the field, and measurements were used to determine volume, distribution, and characteristics of the deposits.
Keywords Beaches
Coastal change
Environmental assessment
Field surveys
Fire Island(New York)
Hurricane Sandy
Lidar data
Morphological impacts
Overwash deposits

Source Agency US Geological Survey
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
48B - Natural Resource Management
47 - Ocean Sciences & Technology
Corporate Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Open file rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number N/A

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