USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-011-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): John Warner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Kevin Haas, Georgia Institute of Technology; George Voulgaris, University of South Carolina; Jesse McNinch, Army Corps of Engineers; Jeff Book, Naval Research Laboratory

Information Specialist(s): Brandy Armstrong

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Single Beam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Observe coastal change in the near shore area of Cape Hatteras.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2010-01-28

Start Port/Location: Buxton, NC

End Date: 2010-03-01

End Port/Location: Buxton, NC

Equipment Used: Digital video camera, Digital camera, Grab sampler, Current, Echosounder, Real Time Kinematic GPS, Mooring tripod, SCUBA, Temperature and salinity, Pressure

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Time series instrumentation was deployed at 14 sites in the nearshore area, a video camera was mounted on the lighthouse, a coastal radar was installed on the beach. Targets for aerial surveys were installed on the beach.

Staff: Brandy Armstrong, Sandy Baldwin, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Casso, Jeffrey List, Marinna Martini, E. Robert Thieler, John Warner, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Ray Townsend
Brian Scarborough
USCAE; B.J. Reynolds
Jordan Sanford
USGS-St. Petersburg; Nirnemesh Kumar
Jeff Morin
USC; Paul Gay
? Sapp
Stephanie Smalligan
? Yang
Georgia Tech; ? NRL

Notes: Amount of continuous data is a guess, Hypack position and bathymetry was recorded for some transects during the course of the experiment.
Project = Carolinas: Sediment Transport, Carolinas: Sediment Transport

Location Map:

Platform(s):

Publications

Armstrong, B.N., Warner, J.C., List, J.H., Thieler, E.R., Martini, M.A., Voulgaris, G., McNinch, J., Book, J.W., Haas, K., and Montgomery, E., 2013, Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project Data Report for nearshore observations at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, February, 2010: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1219.

Kumar, N., Voulgaris, G., Warner, J.C., and List, J.H., 2012, Wind and Wave Driven Nearshore Circulation at Cape Hatteras Point [abs.]: , 2012 AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 3-7, 2012.

Safak, I., List, J., Warner, J., Physical and geological controls on long-term sediment transport patterns along a wave-energetic, non-interrupted coastline: Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras [abs.]: , AGU Ocean Science Meeting. Honolulu, HI, February 23-28, 2014.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital video camera --- Video
Digital camera --- Photo
Grab sampler --- Biology
Geology
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2010-011-FA-NL-001-01 ( Raw and Engineering records for moorings 864-880, Cape Hatteras 2009 and 2010.)
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
SCUBA --- Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Temperature
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)