Data Series 995
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
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|Figure 1. Map showing the post-Hurricane Joaquin coastal oblique survey flight path South Carolina/North Carolina border to Montauk Point, New York, October 7-9, 2015. Click in an area box to view a detailed map of that area.|
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as part of the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project, conducts baseline and storm-response photography missions to document and understand the changes in vulnerability of the Nation's coasts to extreme storms. On October 7–9, 2015, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey of the coast from the South Carolina/North Carolina border to Montauk Point, New York (fig. 1), aboard a Cessna 182 (aircraft) at an altitude of 500 feet (ft) and approximately 1,200 ft offshore (fig. 2). This mission was conducted to collect post-Hurricane Joaquin data for assessing incremental changes in the beach and nearshore area since the last surveys, missions flown in October 2014 (Virginia to New York); November 2012 (northern North Carolina); and May 2008 (southern North Carolina; and the data can be used to assess future coastal change.
The photographs in this report are Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) images. ExifTool was used to add the following to the header of each photograph: time of collection, Global Positioning System (GPS) latitude, GPS longitude, keywords, credit, artist (photographer), caption, copyright, and contact information. The photograph locations are an estimate of the position of the aircraft at the time the photograph was taken and do not indicate the location of any feature in the images (see the Navigation Data page). These photographs document the state of the barrier islands and other coastal features at the time of the survey. Pages containing thumbnail images of the photographs, referred to as contact sheets, were created in 5-minute segments of flight time. These segments can be found on the Photographs and Maps page. Photographs can be opened directly with any JPEG-compatible image viewer by clicking on a thumbnail on the contact sheet.
In addition to the photographs, a Google Earth Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file is provided and can be used to view the images by clicking on the marker and then clicking on either the thumbnail or the link above the thumbnail. The KML file was created using the photographic navigation files. This KML file can be found in the kml folder.
This report is divided into eight sections: Home, Abbreviations, Contents, Photographs and Maps, Navigation Data, Logs, Metadata, and Citation Page. Links at the top and bottom of each page provide access to these sections.Links to the full-sized images can be found on the Photographs and Maps page and Table 1. KML files, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) files, images used to produce the Web pages, and a readme file are also included in this report. GPS data collected during the flight are available on the Navigation Data page. The Logs page contains information on the flight and the equipment used. The Contents page contains a diagram of the location of all files and folders mentioned in the text and provides links to these files and folders.
Figure 1. Map showing the post-Hurricane Joaquin coastal oblique survey flight path South Carolina/North Carolina border to Montauk Point, New York, October 7-9, 2015.
Figure 2. Acquisition Geometry.
Figure 3A. Area 1—Cape Charles, Virginia, to Ocean City, Maryland.
Figure 3B. Area 2—Ocean City, Maryland, to Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey.
Figure 3C. Area 3—Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, to Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
Figure 3D. Area 4—Breezy Point, New York, to Patchogue, New York.
Figure 3E. Area 5—Patchogue, New York, to Montauk Point, New York.
Figure 3F. Area 6—South Carolina/North Carolina border to Beaufort, North Carolina.
Figure 3G. Area 7—Beaufort, North Carolina, to Rodanthe, North Carolina.
Figure 3H. Area 8—Rodanthe, North Carolina to Norfolk, Virginia.
Figure 4. Ocean City, Maryland, Inset Map (Area 2)
Figure 5. Mantoloking Inset Map (Area 3)
Figure 6. Mid-Fire Island Inset Map (Area 4)
Figure 7. Old Inlet Inset Map (Area 4)
Figure 8. Cupsoque Inset Map (Area 5)
Figure 9. Shinnecock Inset Map (Area 5)
Figure 10. Cape Fear Inset Map (Area 6)
Figure 11. Cape Lookout Inset Map (Area 7)
Figure 12. Hatteras Inset Map (Area 7)
Figure 13. Cape Hatteras Inset Map (Area 7)
Figure 14. Rodanthe Inset Map (Area 7)
Figure 15. Pea Island Inset Map (Area 8)
Table 1 provides detailed information about the image name, GPS location, date, and time for each of the 9,593 photographs taken during this survey, along with links to each photograph and contact sheet.
Morgan, K.L.M., 2015, Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from the Virginia/North Carolina Border to Montauk Point, New York, October 5–6, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 958, accessed May 24, 2016, accessed May 24, 2016, at https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds958.
Morgan, K.L.M., and Krohn, M.D., 2014, Post-Hurricane Sandy coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Cape Lookout, North Carolina, to Montauk, New York, November 4-6, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 858, accessed May 24, 2016, at https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds858.
Morgan, K.L.M., 2016, Post-Hurricane Joaquin coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from the South Carolina/North Carolina border to Montauk Point, New York, October 7–9, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 995, https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds995.
Funding and support for this study were provided by the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP). The author wishes to thank photographer Carol McManus and pilot Lee McManus for their assistance in data collection. This report benefited from the comments and reviews of Timothy Nelson and Robert Jenkins with the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Karen L.M. Morgan
U.S. Geological Survey
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