Water level and velocity measurements from the 2012 University of Western Australia Fringing Reef Experiment (UWAFRE)

Metadata also available as - [Outline] - [Parseable text] - [XML]

Frequently anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
Water level and velocity measurements from the 2012 University of Western Australia Fringing Reef Experiment (UWAFRE)
Abstract:
This data release contains water level and velocity measurements from wave runup experiments performed in a laboratory flume setting. Wave-driven water level variability (and runup at the shoreline) is a significant cause of coastal flooding induced by storms. Wave runup is challenging to predict, particularly along tropical coral reef-fringed coastlines due to the steep bathymetric profiles and large bottom roughness generated by reef organisms. The 2012 University of Western Australia Fringing Reef Experiment (UWAFRE) measured water levels and velocities for sixteen wave and offshore (still) water level conditions on a 1:36 geometric scale fringing reef profile with and without bottom roughness. Experiments were performed in a 55-m long wave flume (Eastern Scheldt Flume) at Deltares, the Netherlands. These data accompany the following publications: Buckley, M.L., Lowe, R.J., Hansen, J.E., and van Dongeren, A.R., 2015, Dynamics of wave setup over a steeply sloping fringing reef: Journal of Physical Oceanography, v. 45, p. 3005-3023, https://doi.org/10.1175/Jpo-D-15-0067.1 Buckley, M.L., Lowe, R.J., Hansen, J.E., and van Dongeren, A.R., 2016, Wave setup over a fringing reef with large bottom roughness: Journal of Physical Oceanography, v. 46, p. 2317-2333, https://doi.org/10.1175/Jpo-D-15-0148.1 Buckley, M.L., Lowe, R.J., Hansen, J.E., van Dongeren, A.R., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2018, Mechanisms of wave-driven water level variability on reef-fringed coastlines: Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC013933.
Supplemental_Information:
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Buckley, Mark L., Lowe, Ryan J., Hansen, Jeff E., Ap R. van Dongeren, and Storlazzi, Curt D., 2018, Water level and velocity measurements from the 2012 University of Western Australia Fringing Reef Experiment (UWAFRE): data release DOI: 10.5066/F71V5D7J, U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Calendar_Date: 2018
    Currentness_Reference:
    publication date
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: CSV
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
      The physical model results presented are not for a particular geographic areas.
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    CSV files are self-contained and attribute information may be found in the header of the file itself. Rough_Run02_gauge_data.csv and Smooth_Run02_gauge_data.csv contain water level and velocity measurements for Run 2 with (rough) and without roughness (smooth). Rough_runup_data.csv and Smooth_runup_data.csv contain runup measurements for the complete set of sixteen runs.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    The entity and attribute information was generated by the individual and/or agency identified as the originator of the data set. Please review the rest of the metadata record for additional details and information.

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • Mark L. Buckley
    • Ryan J. Lowe
    • Jeff E. Hansen
    • Ap R. van Dongeren
    • Curt D. Storlazzi
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
    U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
    2885 Mission Street
    Santa Cruz, CA
    United States of America

    831-427-4747 (voice)
    pcmsc_data@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

This data release contains water level and velocity measurements used in the analysis by Buckley and others (2018) to provide insight into sea-swell and infragravity wave transformation and wave setup dynamics on steep-sloped coastlines, and the effect that future losses of reef bottom roughness may have on coastal flooding along reef-fringed coasts.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 2018 (process 1 of 2)
    The following steps were used in development of the physical model. For an in-depth discussion of processing, see Buckley and others (2018; doi: 10.1029/2018JC013933). 1. A plywood reef structure was constructed in the 55-m long Eastern Scheldt Flume at Deltares, in the Netherlands. The reef profile is based on a typical fringing reef profile with a 1:5 fore reef slope, a 14 m horizontal reef flat (500 m in field (prototype) scale with a 1:36 geometric scaling factor), and a 1:12 sloped beach. 2. Two sets of 16 runs were conducted. The first set of runs used a smooth plywood bottom to minimize the role of bottom roughness. In the second set of runs, a staggered array of 1.8 cm (65 cm in field scale) concrete cubes were affixed to the plywood bottom on the fore reef slope and reef flat to replicate the bottom roughness characteristics of a coral reef. 3. Water levels (18 locations with resistance-type gauges) and horizontal velocities (6 locations with electromagnetic current meters) were measured synchronously at 40 Hz, with the highest spatial density of measurements in the surf zone region near the reef crest at x = 0 m. The total duration of runs was 2520 s, with the first 480 s removed from statistical analysis to allow for wave setup on the reef flat to fully develop. 4. Runup time series were measured using an array of resistance-type gauges with a 0.025 m spacing along the beach slope for the first 1.0 m and a 0.05 m spacing for the remaining 1.2 m 5. Water level and velocity measurements used in the analysis by Buckley and others (2018; doi: 10.1029/2018JC013933) are included as .csv files in this data release
    Date: 30-Aug-2018 (process 2 of 2)
    Minor typos were corrected. No data information was changed. Person who carried out this activity:
    Susan A Cochran
    U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
    Geologist
    2885 Mission Street
    Santa Cruz, CA
    USA

    (831) 460-7545 (voice)
    scochran@usgs.gov
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?
    Buckley, Mark L., Lowe, Ryan J., Hansen, Jeff E., Ap R. van Dongeren, and Storlazzi, Curt D., 2018, Mechanisms of wave-driven water level variability on reef-fringed coastlines: Journal article Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, doi: 10.1029/2018JC013933., American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC.


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    See Buckley and others (2018; doi: 10.1029/2018JC013933) for an in-depth discussion of accuracy.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    No formal positional accuracy tests were conducted, nor are they applicable
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
    No formal positional accuracy tests were conducted, nor are they applicable
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    Dataset is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract. Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for additional details.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    No formal logical accuracy tests were conducted. See Buckley and others (2018; doi: 10.1029/2018JC013933) for additional information.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain from the U.S. Government and are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize and acknowledge the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Western Australia as the originators of the dataset and in products derived from these data.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
    U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
    Denver Federal Center, Building 810, Mail Stop 302
    Denver, CO
    United States of America

    1-888-275-8747 (voice)
    sciencebase@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? These data are available in csv format (Rough_runup_data.csv, Smooth_runup_data.csv, Rough_Run02_gauge_data.csv, and Smooth_Run02_gauge_data.csv), along with CSDGM FGDC-compliant metadata, contained in one zip file (FlumeRunup_DataRelease.zip).
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 30-Aug-2018
Metadata author:
PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Research Geologist
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
United States of America

831-427-4747 (voice)
pcmsc_data@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

This page is <https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/catalog/pcmsc/FlumeRunup_DataRelease_metadata.faq.html>
Generated by mp version 2.9.49 on Mon Sep 10 17:43:22 2018