Description: Hurricane Irene provided an opportunity to observe the effects of a major storm on currents and sediment transport in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, a semi-enclosed Bay located near the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. As forecasts predicted Irene would pass nearby, an instrumented tripod was quickly assembled and deployed on August 26, 2011, two days in advance of Hurricane Irene, and recovered on September 28, 2011. Surface wave data, full water column current measurements, and near-bottom beam attenuation, pressure, temperature, salinity, and oxygen observations were collected. Irene was a category 1 storm when it passed over Connecticut on August 28, 2011. Additional water level measurements in the region made by USGS during Irene may be found at: http://wim.usgs.gov/stormtidemapper/stormtidemapper.html#
Duration: Aug-Sep 2011
USGS Principal Investigator: B. Butman
Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:
Butman, Bradford, Montgomery, E.T., Martini, M.A., Oceanographic Measurements-- Buzzards Bay,Massachusetts, during Hurricane Irene, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/hurrIrene_bb.html.