Water-level measurements in Dauphin Island, Alabama, from the 2013 Hurricane Season

Open-File Report 2014-1245
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Abstract

This report describes the instrumentation, field measurements, and processing methods used by the U.S. Geological Survey to measure atmospheric pressure, water levels, and waves on Dauphin Island, Alabama, in 2013 at part of the Barrier Island Evolution Research project. Simple, inexpensive pressure sensors mounted in shallow wells were buried in the beach and left throughout the hurricane season. Additionally, an atmospheric pressure sensor was mounted on the porch of a private residence to provide a local atmospheric pressure measurement for correcting the submerged pressure records.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water-level measurements in Dauphin Island, Alabama, from the 2013 Hurricane Season
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1245
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141245
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description Report: HTML Document; Report: vii, 24 p.
Time Range Start 2013-01-01
Time Range End 2013-12-31
Country United States
State Alabama
Other Geospatial Dauphin Island
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y