A nearshore processes field experiment at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, U.S.A.

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Edited by: Julie D. RosatiPing Wang, and Tiffany M. Roberts



A month-long field experiment focused on the nearshore hydrodynamics of Diamond Shoals adjacent to Cape Hatteras Point, North Carolina, was conducted in February 2010. The objectives of this multi-institutional experiment were to test hypotheses related to Diamond Shoals as a sink in the regional sediment budget and to provide data for evaluating numerical models. The experiment included in-situ instrumentation for measuring waves and currents; a video camera system for measuring surface currents at a nearshore transect; a radar system for measuring regional surface currents over Diamond Shoals and the adjacent coast; a vehicle-based scanning lidar and radar system for mapping beach topography, nearshore wave breaking intensity, bathymetry (through wave celerity inversion), and wave direction; and an amphibious vehicle system for surveying single-beam bathymetry. Preliminary results from wave and current measurements suggest that shoal-building processes were active during the experiment.
Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title A nearshore processes field experiment at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, U.S.A.
ISBN 978-981-4355-52-0
DOI 10.1142/9789814355537_0161
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher World Scientific
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 14 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title The proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2011
First page 2144
Last page 2157
Conference Title Coastal Sediments 2011
Conference Location Miami, FL
Conference Date May 2-6, 2011
Country United States
State North Carolina
Other Geospatial Cape Hatteras
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