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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):

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.


Start Port/Location: Buxton, NC

End Port/Location: Buxton, NC

Start Date: 2010-01-28

End Date: 2010-03-01

Equipment Used: Digital video camera, Digital camera, Grab sampler, Current, Echosounder, Real Time Kinematic GPS, 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


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

North: 35.26071 South: 35.21412 West: -75.6068 East: -75.49337


photo of LARC


Armstrong, B.N., Warner, J.C., Voulgaris, G., List, J.H., Thieler, E.R., Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E., McNinch, J., Book, J.W., and Haas, K., 2013, Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project data report for nearshore observations at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, February 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 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
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2010-011-FA-NL-001 (Paper Mooring Log Sheets: data recorded by techs and observers during the deployment activities for moorings 864 through 880)
2010-011-FA-NL-001-01 (Raw and Engineering records for moorings 864-880, Cape Hatteras 2009 and 2010.)
2010-011-FA-OM-001-01 (All Data from moorings 864-880: part of Cape Hatteras Nearshore experiment)
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
SCUBA --- Biology
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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