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 were 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., Voulgaris, 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.
USGS Studies Sediment Transport at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Sound Waves, April 2009.
Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:
Armstrong, B.N., Warner, J.C., List, J.H., Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., Oceanographic Measurements-- Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Diamond Shoals, 2009: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/hatteras_diamond.html.