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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1219

Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project data report for nearshore observations at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, February 2010


Supporting Observations

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Supporting data of meteorological conditions and stream flows, as measured from other sources, are provided below. These data provide an assessment of the environmental conditions during the study period.

Meteorological Observations

Meteorological observations of wind speed and direction, wave height, sea surface temperature, and barometric pressure were recorded by instruments maintained by others offshore of Cape Hatteras. Here we provide data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) station 41025 (http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/southeast_hist.shtml) and from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Field Research Facility (FRF;http://www.frf.usace.army.mil/) station in Duck, North Carolina. Sensor locations for these ancillary data are shown in figure 16.

Station Location Latitude Longitude
41025 Diamond Shoals, North Carolina 35° 00' 22" N 75° 24' 07" W
FRF Duck, North Carolina 36° 11' 1" N 75° 44' 42" W

Streamflow Observations

Daily streamflow observations from January 1, 2010, to May 10, 2010, were obtained from two gages operated by the U.S. Geological Survey, and the observations are included in this data report. Station locations are show in figure 16.

Station Location Latitude Longitude
0208436195 Tranters Creek
near Washington, North Carolina
35° 33' 47" N 77° 05' 10" W
02084557 Van Swamp
near Hoke, North Carolina
35° 43' 51" N 76° 44' 46" W


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Figure 16. Locations of supporting observations.
Figure 16. Map showing locations of supporting observations.


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