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South Carolina Coastal Erosion Study, Data Report for Observations, October 2003 - April 2004


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Abbreviation Definition
ABS Acoustic Backscatter Sensor
ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
ADP Acoustic Doppler Profiler
ADV Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter
AP Acoustic Profiler
COAMPS® Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (see
CT Conductivity, Temperature Sensor
EPIC Data storage, retrieval, and management formats and tool maintained by NOAA (see Initially began as Equatorial Pacific Information Collection.
FLASH RAM Flash memory for data storage
GT Georgia Institute of Technology Savannah Campus (see
mab Meters above bottom
mbs Meters below surface
Matlab® Software marketed by The Math Works, Inc., Natick, MA (see
MicroCAT Instrument made by Sea-Bird for time-series measurements of temperature and salinity (see
NDBC National Data Buoy Center; part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (see
NetCDF Network Common Data Form -- A data format and library of data access subroutines maintained by Unidata (see
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (see
NOS National Ocean Service (see
OBS Optical Backscatter Sensor
Paros Paroscientific, Inc. (see
PCADP Pulse-Coherent Acoustic Doppler Profiler
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association - A credit card sized memory card for laptop computers
PMEL Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (see
RDI RD Instruments (see
R/V Research Vessel
SEACAT Instrument made by Sea-Bird for time-series measurements of temperature and salinity (see
SEASOFT Software created by Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc. for processing conductivity and temperature (see
TRBM Trawl-Resistant Bottom Mount
UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (see
USC University of South Carolina (see
USCG United States Coast Guard (see
USGS United States Geological Survey (see
WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (see
WWW World Wide Web

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