Superstorm Sandy at Barnegat Bay Revisted

June 11, 2017

(This article was first published on AdventuresInData, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Animations of continuous data in GIF format offer some portability advantages over video files.  A few years ago, shortly after Superstorm Sandy, a colleague and I developed a video of animated water surface elevations from USGS gages in Barnegat Bay, NJ as the eye of the storm approached.  That version used video screen capture and MS Excel VBA – you can see it here.

With the pending 5 year anniversary of Sandy and the R animation package, the time was right to revisit the animation as a GIF.

Sources of data include:
USGS 01409335 Little Egg Inlet near Tuckerton, NJ
USGS 01409146 East Thorofare at Ship Bottom, NJ
USGS 01409110 Barnegat Bay at Waretown, NJ
USGS 01408205 Barnegat Bay at Route 37 bridge near Bay Shore NJ
USGS 01408168 Barnegat Bay at Mantoloking , NJ
USGS 01408043 Point Pleasant Canal at Point Pleasant NJ
USGS 01408050 Manasquan River at Point Pleasant NJ
NOAA National Data Buoy Center Station 44009 (LLNR 168) – DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ

See and download the full length GIF at

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