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Christopher R Sherwood


Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Email: csherwood@usgs.gov
Office Phone: 508-457-2269
Fax: 508-457-2310
ORCID: 0000-0001-6135-3553

Location
Gosnold Building
384 Woods Hole Road, Mail Stop 999
Woods Hole , MA 02543-1598
USA

Supervisor: Richard P Signell
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This dataset contains images obtained from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flown in the Cape Cod National Seashore. The objective of the field work was to evaluate the quality and cost of mapping from UAS images. Low-altitude (approximately 120 meters above ground level) digital images were obtained from cameras in a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flown from the lawn adjacent to the Coast Guard Beach parking lot on 1 March, 2016. The UAV was a Skywalker X8 flying wing operated by Raptor Maps, Inc., contractors to the U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Geological Survey technicians deployed and mapped 28 targets that appear in some of the images for use as ground control points. All activities were conducted according...
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This dataset contains the locations of independent survey points acquired on the same day that images were obtained from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flown in the Cape Cod National Seashore. The overall objective of the field work was to evaluate the quality and cost of mapping from UAS images. Low-altitude (approximately 120 meters above ground level) digital images were obtained from cameras in a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flown from the lawn adjacent to the Coast Guard Beach parking lot on 1 March, 2016. U.S. Geological Survey technicians deployed and mapped 28 targets that appear in some of the images for use as ground control points. All activities were conducted according to Federal Aviation...
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A process-based numerical model of the mouth of the Columbia River (MCR) and estuary, Oregon and Washington, was applied to simulate hydrodynamic conditions for the time period of the Office of Naval Research-funded River and Inlets Dynamics (RIVET II) experiment between May 9 and June 15, 2013. The model application was constructed using Delft3D, an open-source software package used to solve the unsteady shallow water equations to simulate water motion due to tides, waves, wind, and buoyancy effects (Lesser and others, 2004). This portion of the USGS data release describes the model application for this experiment and presents input files necessary to run the Delft3D model. Model Description The model application...
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This portion of the data release contains Lagrangian drifter data collected in the Mouth of the Columbia River (MCR), Oregon and Washington, in 2013. Lagrangian surface currents were measured using drifters equipped with global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. A total of eight drifter deployments were performed between May 25 and June 8, 2013 (USGS Field Activity S-03-13-WO; Table 1). For each deployment, drifters were released within the MCR and their positions were recorded until the drifters were recovered. The average duration of the drifter deployments varied between 1.6 hr and 17.2 hr, and the number of drifters released in a deployment ranged between 11 and 84. The initial positions and timing...
The USGS Science Data Life Cycle has been characterized by CDI as “Plan, Acquire, Process, Analyze, Preserve, Publish/Share”. Traditionally in the USGS, data is processed and analyzed on local researcher computers, then moved to centralized, remote computers for preservation and publishing (ScienceBase, Pubs Warehouse). This approach requires each researcher to have the necessary hardware and software for processing and analysis, and also to bring all external data required for the workflow over the internet to their local computer. With the advent of the USGS Cloud Hosting Solutions Project with HPC capabilities and web services for both managing and interacting with large datasets, we should now be able to conduct...
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