This research was funded by the South Carolina Coastal Erosion Project (http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2005/3041/), a cooperative study supported by the USGS and the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium (Sea Grant Project No: R/CP-11). John Warner and George Voulgaris were co-chief scientists on the cruises. Fran Lightsom oversaw and processed the time series data. Charlene Sullivan wrote most of the Matlab scripts, made all of the plots and calculations, and assembled the data report. We thank the captains and crews of the R/V Dan Moore for their outstanding logistical support for this field measurement program. A collaborative effort with the United States Geological Survey, the University of South Carolina, and Georgia Institute of Technology Savannah safely conducted three cruises to deploy and recover individual instruments on 26 moorings to obtain this data set. Marinna Martini, Jonathan Borden, and Stephen Ruane oversaw the preparation and deployment of the physical oceanographic instrumentation. John Warner, George Voulgaris, and Marinna Martini took most of the photographs in this report. Divers located the tripods on the sea floor and attached/detached retrieval cables to the surface buoys.
The observations at these nine locations are part of a collaborative effort designed to understand the physical processes that control the transport of sediments in Long Bay, South Carolina. The observations document changes in water flow, sea level, conductivity, temperature,surface wave characteristics, near-bottom turbulence, suspended sediment concentrations, and sea floor bedforms (ripples) in Long Bay. They also provide observations for testing numerical models of circulation.
This data report presents a description of the study background, a description of the field program, instrumentation, and data processing and archival techniques, and all observational data. The objective of this report is to make the data available in digital form and to provide information to facilitate further analysis of the data. The edited data are presented in time series plots for rapid visualization of the data set, and in data files which are in NetCDF format. Harmonic analysis of the observations is also included to describe the tidal characteristics of Long Bay. Standard meteorological data and river discharge data, obtained from other offices and agencies, are also provided to describe the climatologic and hydrologic characteristics of the region.
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