Water-level and wave measurements in the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, 2012 and 2013

Open-File Report 2014-1246
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Abstract

This report documents measurements of atmospheric pressure, water levels, and waves made by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, during 2012 and 2013 as part of the Barrier Island Evolution Research project. Simple, inexpensive pressure sensors mounted in shallow wells were buried in the beach and left for one hurricane season and one winter-storm season. Gauges with rapid-sampling pressure sensors that provided nondirectional wave data and water-level data were mounted on rugged mounts on the Chandeleur Sound side and at the base of a tower at the northern end of the island chain. Additionally, an atmospheric pressure sensor was mounted on the tower 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 and wave measurements in the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, 2012 and 2013
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1246
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141246
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: viii, 49 p.
Time Range Start 2012-01-01
Time Range End 2013-12-31
Country United States
State Louisiana
Other Geospatial Chandeleur Islands
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y