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Cape Hatteras- Diamond Shoals

Description:This experiment was designed to investigate the ocean circulation and sediment transport dynamics at Diamond Shoals, NC. The shoal is a very dynamic location with strong currents and converging waves and was an exceptionally challenging location to work. Six platforms (tripods and moorings) were deployed to collect physical measurements at 3 sites on the shoal from Jan 2009 - May 2009. Storm events tipped one tripod over but data was successfully acquired over the full 4 month period. More information about this project may be found at the project's page.

Duration: January - May 2009

USGS PIs: John C. Warner



Armstrong, B.N., Warner, J.C., Vougaris, G., List, J.H., Thieler, R., Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., 2011. Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project Data Report for Observations near Diamond Shoals, North Carolina, January-May 2009. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1156. (Available online at

USGS Studies Sediment Transport at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Soundwaves, April 2009.

Field Activity Reports: 2009-003-FA, 2009-014-FA

Explore where measurements were made and the kinds of data collected during this
experiment using GoogleEarth (V4 or better required) and DIAMONDSHOALS.kml.

FGDC metadata for this experiment.

Map of station locations
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Links to the Data

Basic Sampling Interval Data access via THREDDS

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