Long-Term Archive of the DUCK94 Nearshore Field Experiment Data
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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The long-term goal of this effort is to compile and distribute data collected during the DUCK94 and SandyDuck 97 nearshore field experiments so that these data may be accessed by coastal researchers worldwide. Conducted in August, September, and October 1994, DUCK94 was an intense, large-scale, multi-agency investigation of surf zone winds, waves, currents, sediment transport, and morphology within a 1 x 0.5 km region at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility FRF in Duck, North Carolina. DUCK94, which was a pilot for the SandyDuck 97 experiment, included 31 investigations of varying complexity, using a variety of instruments Table 1. SandyDuck included 30 experiments . The data collected by each experiment currently reside with the associated principal investigators. Summaries of what data were collected exist, but there is no central database and no easy public access to the data. Because these experiments occurred during strikingly different conditions and since they resulted in the two most comprehensive observations of nearshore dynamics ever collected, the data have great potential for fundamentally advancing nearshore science with direct application to Navy and US Army Corps of Engineers modeling efforts. By agreement it was resolved that experimenters data would become publicly available three years after the completion of each experiment 1998 for DUCK94 2001 for SandyDuck. The purpose of this project is to make these data available online and in useful formats.
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