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

Supporting Observations

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Meteorological Observations

Wind speed and direction, wave height and period, air temperature, sea surface temperature, and barometric pressure are recorded by instruments maintained in Long Bay by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) (, and by NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) ( Hourly data from October 1, 2003 to May 1, 2004, obtained from NDBC stations 41013 and FPSN7, and NOS stations 8661070 and 8659897 (fig. 49), are included in this data report. Also included are wind speed and direction data at three-hour intervals from the Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS®) (

Station Location Latitude Longitude
41013 Frying Pan Shoals, SC 33° 28' 43" N 77° 35' 00" W
FPSN7 Frying Pan Shoals, SC 33° 29' 06" N 77° 35' 24" W
8661070 Springmaid Pier, SC 33° 39' 18" N 78° 55' 06" W
8659897 Sunset Beach, NC 33° 51' 54" N 78° 30' 24" W
Figure 49. Location Map for supporting observation stations in Long Bay, South Carolina (SC).
Figure 49. Location Map for supporting observation stations in Long Bay, South Carolina (SC). Click on figure for larger image (PDF format).

Streamflow Observations

Daily streamflow observations from October 1, 2003 to May 1, 2004 were obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey ( and and are included in this data report. The major rivers that discharge into Long Bay are the Pee Dee and Cape Fear Rivers. The Pee Dee River, gauging station 2131010 (fig. 49), discharges into southern Long Bay through Winyah Bay. The Cape Fear River, gauging station 2105769 (fig. 49), discharges into northern Long Bay through the Cape Fear River Estuary.

Station Location Latitude Longitude
2131010 Pee Dee River
below Pee Dee, SC
34° 08' 41" N 79° 32' 23" W
2105769 Cape Fear River
at Lock #1 near Kelly, NC
34° 24' 16" N 78° 17' 37" W

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