For their outstanding logistical support in collecting the oceanographic data in this report, we thank crews of the R/V Tioga, and the WHOI and USGS divers who participated in operations. This research was funded jointly by ONR and the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program as part of the Coastal Model Applications and Field Measurements Project.
To distribute the data collected by the static instruments on tripod 910 and platform 911. Data from the instruments on the moving arm are distributed in the open file report "Profile Measurements and Data from the 2011 Optics, Acoustics, and Stress In Situ (OASIS) Project at the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO)", on line at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1178/. This new information on the physics of particle resuspension and aggregation, and light penetration and water clarity, will help improve models of sediment transport, benthic primary productivity, and underwater visibility. Data collected includes pressure, current velocity, wave properties, turbidity, water temperature salinity and pressure. The locations, deployment depths, sensor type and parameters measured by the static sensors during the deployment are presented in the table displayed by the Basic Sampling Interval link on the data server (http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/mvco2011.html).
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
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