Open-File Report 2014–1246
This report documents measurements of atmospheric pressure, water levels, and waves made by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, during 2012 and 2013 as part of the Barrier Island Evolution Research project. Simple, inexpensive pressure sensors mounted in shallow wells were buried in the beach and left for one hurricane season and one winter-storm season. Gauges with rapid-sampling pressure sensors that provided nondirectional wave data and water-level data were mounted on rugged mounts on the Chandeleur Sound side and at the base of a tower at the northern end of the island chain. Additionally, an atmospheric pressure sensor was mounted on the tower 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 and wave measurements in the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, 2012 and 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1246, https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141246.
ISSN 2331-1258 (online)