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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


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Time-Series Plots



Time-series plots of selected data and from supporting data are provided below as an overview of the observations from the Cape Hatteras study. Plots provided show the measured data.

Type of Plots

Meteorological Observations

Wind speed in meters per second (m/s), wind direction in degrees, significant wave height in meters (m), water temperature in degrees Celsius (C), and barometric pressure hectopascals (hPa) are shown at supporting meteorological stations. Wave, temperature, and pressure information are available only at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) station.

NOAA NDBC Moored Buoy 41025 wind temperature, pressure, and waves
USACE Field Research Facility Meteorological Datawind

Coastal River Streamflow Observations

Average daily streamflow (ft³/s) for supporting meanflow stations along the Tranters Creek and Van Swamp.

Tranters Creek and Van SwampStreamflow (ft³/s)

Temperature Observations

Seawater temperature (degrees C) is shown at all sites. Significant wave height (m) is also included to provide an indication of wave energy.

Nearshore sites north of Cape
Nearshore sites south of Cape
Offshore sites

Water Flow Observations

Water flow observations in centimeters per second (cm/s) at individual sites are shown at the surface and at the bottom. Observations are from Teledyne RD Instruments' Workhorse ADCPs and Nortek Aquadopps. At all sites, the surface is the upper-most bin at which data has not been greatly affected by waves or tides. Significant wave height is also shown to provide an indication of wave energy.

Nearshore sites Current speed and direction at the surface and bottom East and north velocity at the surface and bottom
Nearshore sites north of Cape north_magdir_sb north_en_sb
Nearshore sites south of Cape south_magdir_sb south_en_sb
Offshore sites Current speed and direction at the surface and bottom East and north velocity at the surface and bottom
Offshore sites offshore_magdir_sb offshore_en_sb

Pressure Observations

Pressure observations are shown at individual sites.Significant wave height (m) from each site is shown in panel 1 to provide an indication of wave energy.

Nearshore sites north of Cape
Nearshore sites south of Cape
Offshore sites

Surface Wave Observations

Water level (m), significant wave height (m), peak wave period (s), and peak wave direction (degrees from true North) are shown at individual sites.

Nearshore sites north of Cape
Nearshore sites south of Cape
Offshore sites

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