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

Cape Hatteras- Nearshore

Description: This experiment was conducted in February 2010 in the nearshore regions adjacent to Cape Hatteras, NC. These observations were acquired from the east and west sides of the shoal in water depths of 2-30 meters. Fourteen platforms (pole-mounted sensors and tripods) were deployed to collect physical measurements. The nearshore observations from 2010 complement ocean circulation and sediment transport measurements made at Diamond Shoals, NC in 2009. More information about this project may be found at the project's page. Open File Report 2012-1219 describes the experiment setup, deployment, and data processing. Graphs of the data collected are part of the report.

Duration: February 2010

USGS Principal Investigator: John C. Warner



Armstrong, B.N., Warner, J.C.,Voulgaris, G., List, J.H., Thieler, R., Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., 2013. Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project Data Report for Nearshore Observations at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, February, 2010. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1219. (Available online at

Warner, J.C., List, J.H, Thieler, R., McNinch, J., Haas, K., Voulgaris, G., and Martini, M.A., 2010, Scientists Study Coastal Erosion at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Sound Waves, July 2010.

Field Activity Reports: 2010-011-FA

Revision History:

  • September 2015 fixed typo in velocity variable attributes
  • 2012 original publication

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, Nearshore, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Data Access

table imageCatalog of Data

Data Access via THREDDS (EPIC)

Data Access via THREDDS (CF)

FGDC metadata for this experiment.

Station Locations


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


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