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Oceanographic and Water-Quality Measurements in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells, Maine, 2013

Description: This web page provides access to oceanographic, meteorological, and water-quality observations made at four locations in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine. The objective was to characterize the sediment-transport mechanisms that contribute to the  sediment budget of the wetland complex along the Ogunquit River. A meteorological tower, temperature and conductivity sensors, optical turbidity sensors and acoustic velocity meters were deployed at sites on Stephens Brook and the Ogunquit River between March 27 and December 9, 2013.

Duration: Mar-Dec 2013

USGS Principal Investigator: N.K. Ganju

Publications:

Nowacki, D.J. and Ganju, N.K., 2019, Simple metrics predict salt‐marsh sediment fluxes. Geophysical Research Letters 46. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL083819

Ganju, N.K., Defne, Z., Kirwan, M.L., Fagherazzi, S., D'Alpaos, A., Carnelio, L., 2017, Spatially integrative metrics reveal hidden vulnerability of microtidal salt marshes. Nature Communications, 8, 14156 (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms14156.

Montgomery, E.T., Ganju, N.K., Dickhudt, P.J., Borden, Jonathan, Martini, M.A., and Brosnahan. S.M., 2015, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells, Maine, in 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1072, 18 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151072.

Ganju, N.K., Nidzieko, N.J., and Kirwan, M.L., 2013, Inferring tidal wetland stability from channel sediment fluxes: observations and a conceptual model: Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, v. 118, no. 4, p. 1–14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgrf.20143.

Field Activity Reports: 2013-012-FA, 2013-016-FA, 2013-032-FA, 2013-049-FA, 2013-060-FA

Revision History:

  • September 2015 fixed typo in velocity variable attributes
  • December 2014 original publication

Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:

Montgomery, E.T., Ganju, N.K., Dickhudt, P.J., Borden, Jonathan, Martini, M.A., and Brosnahan, S.M., 2015, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells, Maine, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7ST7MWS.

Data Access

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Data Access via THREDDS (EPIC)

Data Access via THREDDS (CF)

Station Locations

 
For more detail about the measurements collected at each site, browse RCNWR.kml (using Google Earth).

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