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Open-File Report 20141159

Coastal Change Processes Project Data Report for Observations Near Fire Island, New York, January to April 2012

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ABS acoustic backscatter sensor
ADCP acoustic Doppler current profiler
ADV acoustic Doppler velocimeter
AWAC Nortek acoustic wave and current profiler
CMAB centimeters above bottom
EPIC Data storage, retrieval and management formats and tool maintained by NOAA.
Flobee high-resolution flow tripod (see figure 2)
LISST Laser In Situ Suspended Scattering and Transmissometry
mab meters above bottom
NDBC National Data Buoy Center; part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NetCDF Network Common Data Form -- A data format and library of data access subroutines maintained by Unidata
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPS National Park Service
OBS optical backscatter sensor
Paros Paroscientific Digiquartz pressure sensor
PCADP pulse-coherent acoustic Doppler profiler
PUV A method for measuring directional and nondirectional 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.
RAM random-access memory
TRDI Teledyne RD Instruments
RV Research Vessel
SEABOSS SEABed Observation and Sampling System
SBE Sea-Bird Electronics
UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
USC University of South Carolina
USGS U. S. Geological Survey

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