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


Biological Fouling

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During both instrument deployments (see Field Program page), the systems were affected by biological and occasionally mechanical fouling. Biological fouling was heavy during the first deployment from October 28, 2003 to January 21, 2004 (see photos below), therefore, during the second deployment from January 29, 2004 to April 23, 2004, all surfaces of the tripod frames, current sensors, and some instrument cases were painted with antifouling paint (Pettit Marine Paint Trinidad Anti-fouling, Cuprous Oxide 65%, Inerts 35%, EPA regulation #60061-49) and (or) covered with panty hose. In general, this was effective at minimizing fouling during the second deployment, but not always (see photos below). Typically data files (see Data File Identifiers and Digital Data Files page) have been truncated when the data begin to be affected by fouling. Some data was retained that only experienced a drift.

Biofouling Photos:

SitesFirst DeploymentSecond Deployment
Site 1 Tripod Figure 30. site1 first deployment.
Figure 30. site 1,
first deployment
Figure 31. site 1 second deployment.
Figure 31. site 1,
second deployment
Site 2 Tripod Figure 32. site 2 first deployment.
Figure 32. site 2,
first deployment
Figure 33. site 2 second deployment.
Figure 33. site 2,
second deployment
Site 3 Tripod Figure 34. site 3 first deployment.
Figure 34. site 3,
first deployment
Figure 35. site 3 second deployment
Figure 35. site 3,
second deployment
Site 4 Tripod Figure 36. site 4 first deployment.
Figure 36. site 4,
first deployment
Figure 7. site 4 second deployment.
Figure 37. site 4,
second deployment
Site 5 Tripodfirst deployment not recovered Figure 38. site 5 second deployment.
Figure 38. site 5,
second deployment
Site 6 Tripod Figure 39. site 6 first deployment.
Figure 39. site 6,
first deployment
Figure 40. site 6 second deployment.
Figure 40. site 6,
second deployment
Site 7A Tripod Figure 41. site 7A first deployment.
Figure 41. site 7A,
first deployment
Figure 42. site 7A second deployment.
Figure 42. site 7A,
second deployment.
Site 7B Tripod Figure 43. site 7B first deployment.
Figure 43. site 7B,
first deployment
Figure 44. site 7B second deployment.
Figure 44. site 7B,
second deployment
Site 8 Tripod Figure 45. site 8 first deployment.
Figure 45. site 8,
first deployment
Figure 46. site 8 second deployment.
Figure 46. site 8,
second deployment

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