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Open-File Report 2014–1245

Water-Level Measurements in Dauphin Island, Alabama, From the 2013 Hurricane Season

By Patrick J. Dickhudt, Christopher R. Sherwood, and Nancy T. Dewitt

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This report describes the instrumentation, field measurements, and processing methods used by the U.S. Geological Survey to measure atmospheric pressure, water levels, and waves on Dauphin Island, Alabama, in 2013 at part of the Barrier Island Evolution Research project. Simple, inexpensive pressure sensors mounted in shallow wells were buried in the beach and left throughout the hurricane season. Additionally, an atmospheric pressure sensor was mounted on the porch of a private residence to provide a local atmospheric pressure measurement for correcting the submerged pressure records.

First posted February 13, 2015

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Dickhudt, P.J., Sherwood, C.R., and Dewitt, N.T., 2015, Water-level measurements in Dauphin Island, Alabama, from the 2013 Hurricane Season: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1245,

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)





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