Sediment Transport Instrumentation Facility - Home


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Sediment Transport Group Home Page

Welcome to the Sediment Transport Group's web site. We provide engineering services for US Geological Survey's investigators interested in sediment transport studies. We develop new techniques, maintain a pool of high quality oceanographic instrumentation, and we plan, manage and execute field work. We work in estuarine, coastal, and continental shelf regions, deploying oceanographic moorings and tripods at depths from three to 3000 meters.

Here you will find information on our ongoing projects, descriptions of our instrumentation, techniques and publications, links to our online data, and other pertinent resources.


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People

Come meet the princpal players in the group to find out who's behind all of our work!

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Projects

Whether it's out in the field deploying equipment, at in the office perfoming calibrations and bench tests, or developing new instrumentation, the Sediment Transport Group always has something going on. Find out what we're working on now!

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Publications

Our publications include instrument evaluations, designs, techniques for calibrating instruments, processing data, and antifouling and optics discussions.

Check out the latest version of the ADCP Toolbox 7.50 released September 2011

Check the latest version of the Wave Data Translation Toolbox for MATLAB

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Equipment Pool

We maintain a pool of regularly used instrumentation and marine equipment for physical oceanographic field work. Members of the pool include the USGS Woods Hole Field Center, National Marine Fisheries Office in Woods Hole and USGS Menlo Park Office.

Feel free to browse our catalog of instrumentation, mooring components and tripods.