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Title: SandyDuck'97 nearshore field experiment data archive
Authors: Hathaway, Kent
Birkemeier, William A. (William Allen)
Keywords: Oceanography
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Field Research Facility (U.S.)
Abstract: The long-term goal of this effort is to compile and distribute data collected during the SandyDuck 97 nearshore field experiment so that these data may be accessible by coastal researchers worldwide. Conducted in the fall of 1997, SandyDuck 97 was an intense, large-scale, investigation of surf zone winds, waves, currents, sediment transport, and morphology within a 1 x 0.5 km region at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility (FRF) in Duck, North Carolina. SandyDuck and its predecessor DUCK94 (1994), were sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the US Geological Survey. SandyDuck '97 experiment included 30 investigations of varying complexity, using a variety of instruments (Table 1, Figure 2). While the collected data were initially of interest to the participating investigators, they are also useful to a wide range of government, academic, and private researchers. By agreement it was resolved that experimenters data would become publicly available three years after the experiment. The goal of this work was to compile the most important SandyDuck 97 geophysical nearshore process data into a single coherent data set, and to make the data publicly available via the web for broad usage by those interested in physical processes in the littoral zone.
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