Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia, 2014–15

Open-File Report 2017-1032
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Abstract

U.S. Geological Survey scientists and technical support staff measured oceanographic, waterquality, seabed-elevation-change, and meteorological parameters in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia, during the period of August 13, 2014, to July 14, 2015, as part of the Estuarine Physical Response to Storms project (GS2–2D) supported by the Department of the Interior Hurricane Sandy recovery program. These measurements provide time series data that quantify the response and can be used to better understand the resilience of this back-barrier estuarine system to storms. The Assateague Island National Seashore (National Park Service) and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) are on the east side of Chincoteague Bay.

Suggested Citation

Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K, Brosnahan, S.M., Montgomery, E.T., Dickhudt, P.J., Beudin, Alexis, Nowacki, D.J., and Martini, M.A., 2017, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia, 2014–15: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1032, 95 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171032.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Instruments
  • Site Description
  • Data Processing
  • Results
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1. Burst Current and Pressure Data, Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia, 2014–15

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland and Virginia, 2014–15
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2017-1032
DOI 10.3133/ofr20171032
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description xii, 95 p.
Country United States
State Maryland, Virginia
Other Geospatial Chincoteague Bay
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N