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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1156

Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project Data Report for Observations near Diamond Shoals, North Carolina, January-May 2009


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ABS Acoustic Backscatter Sensor
ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
ADV Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter
EPIC Data storage, retrieval and management formats and tool maintained by NOAA (see Initially called Equatorial Pacific Information Collection.
Flobee High Resolution Flow Tripod (see fig. 2)
LISST Laser In Situ Suspended Scattering and Transmissometry
NCEP NAM National Centers for Environmental Prediction North American Mesoscale forecast system
mab Meters above bottom
Matlab® Software marketed by The Math Works, Inc., Natick, MA (see
mbs Meters below surface
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
NDBC National Data Buoy Center; part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (see
netcdf Network Common Data Form -- A data format and library of data access subroutines maintained by Unidata (see
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (see
NOS National Ocean Service (see
OBS Optical Backscatter Sensor
Paros Paros Digiquartz® Pressure sensor
PCADP Pulse-Coherent Acoustic Doppler Profiler
PUV A method for measuring directional and non-directional wave properties from below the surface. The abbreviation also represents the three quantities measured: Pressure, and the two components (horizontal and axial) of the wave’s orbital velocity, U and V, respectively.
RDI RD Instruments (see
R/V Research Vessel
SBE Sea-Bird Electronics
TRBM Trawl-Resistant Bottom Mount
USC University of South Carolina (see
USCG U. S. Coast Guard (see
USGS U. S. Geological Survey (see
YSI The Yellow Springs Instrument Company, now known as YSI Inc.
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