Description: This page provides access to measurements of atmospheric pressure and water level made by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on Dauphin Island, Alabama in 2013 as part of the Barrier Island Evolution Research (BIER). Simple, inexpensive pressure sensors mounted in shallow wells were buried in the beach and left throughout hurricane season. Additionally, an atmospheric pressure sensor was mounted on the porch of a private residence to provide a local atmospheric pressure measurement for correcting the submerged pressure records.
The objective of this field effort was to deploy relatively inexpensive pressure sensors in a rapidly evolving barrier island system to directly measure inundation levels on both sides of the barrier island during a storm event. These water-level measurements will be used to validate numerical models and to help interpret the morphological response of barrier islands to storms.
Duration: Apr-Sept 2013
USGS Principal Investigator: C. R. Sherwood
Dickhudt, P., Sherwood, C.R., Dewitt, N., 2014. USGS Water Level Measurements in Dauphin Island, Alabama from Hurricane Season 2013. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1245. (http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141245)
Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:
Dickhudt, P.K,, Sherwood, C.R., Montgomery, E.T., Water-Level Measurements-- Dauphin Island, Alabama, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/DAUPHIN.html.