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U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data Collection

Oceanographic and Water-Quality Measurements collected south of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2014–2015


Description:This web page provides access to oceanographic and water-quality observations made at seven sites near the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory  (MVCO) as part of National Science Foundation “Bottom Stress and the Generation of Vertical Vorticity Over the Inner Shelf” project. The objective was to measure bottom stress at several locations with varying bottom depths, sediment types, and bedforms. Instruments to measure water temperature, conductivity, pressure, optical turbidity, and velocity were deployed between July 2014 and January 2015. Bottom platforms with upward-looking acoustic Doppler current profilers, pressure sensors, and water-quality sensors were deployed at all sites to characterize the local environment. At two sites downward-looking acoustic Doppler current profilers measured near-bottom velocity profiles and sonars mapped centimeter to meter scale bottom topography.

Duration: July 2014 - Jan 2015

USGS Principal Investigator: Christopher Sherwood


Field Activity Reports: 2014-021-FA, 2014-025-FA, 2014-026-FA, 2014-050-FA, 2014-068-FA

Revision History:

  • December, 2016: added data files from Norteck Vector instruments and imaging sonars
  • August, 2016: replaced waves (*whp*, *whr*, *Wvs*) files to resolve attribute and fill value issues
  • Initial Release: July 2016

Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:

Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., Martini, M.A., Trowbridge, J., Scully, M, and Brosnahan, S.M., 2016, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements collected south of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2014–2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Data Access

table imageCatalog of Data

Data Access via THREDDS (EPIC)

Data Access via THREDDS (CF)

Station Locations

For more detail about the measurements collected at each site, browse MVCO2014.kml (using Google Earth).

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