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Summary Information for Field Activity 2010-011-FA

Area of Operations: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: January 28, 2010 to March 01, 2010

Chief scientist: John Warner

   Kevin Haas, Georgia Institute of Technology; George Voulgaris, University of South Carolina; Jesse McNinch, Army Corps of Engineers; Jeff Book, Naval Research Laboratory

Objectives: Observe coastal change in the near shore area of Cape Hatteras.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work; Photography; Shoreline mapping;

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis
Shoreline erosion
Sea floor map
Bathymetric maps
LIDAR, RADAR, aerial survey

Summary: Time series instrumentation was deployed at 14 sites in the nearshore area, a video camera was mounted on the lighthouse, a coastal radar was installed on the beach. Targets for aerial surveys were installed on the beach.

Contact: Brandy Armstrong (

InfoBank: uses the identifier L-11-10-NR. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Kumar, N., Voulgaris, G., Warner, J.C., and List, J.H.,2012, Wind and Wave Driven Nearshore Circulation at Cape Hatteras Point [abs.]: 2012 AGU Fall Meeting

Armstrong, B.N., Warner, J.C., List, J.H., Thieler, E.R., Martini, M.A., Voulgaris, G., McNinch, J., Book, J.W., Haas, K., and Montgomery, E.,2013, Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project Data Report for nearshore observations at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, February, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1219. (Also available at

Safak, I., List, J., Warner, J.,, Physical and geological controls on long-term sediment transport patterns along a wave-energetic, non-interrupted coastline: Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras [abs.]: AGU Ocean Science Meeting

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Data is in the Data Library - contact Data Manager (bbuczkowski#&64;usgs#&46;gov)

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