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Ocean Currents and Pressure Time Series at the Upper Florida Keys: Crocker Reef, FL

By Legna Torres-Garcia,1 David Zawada,2 and Nathan Smiley2

1Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida, 365 Weil Hall, PO Box 116580, Gainesville, Florida 32611-6580
2U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, USA

Summary

Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) and Pressure loggers were deployed at Crocker Reef, a senile (dead) barrier reef located in the northern portion of the Florida Reef Tract during December 12, 2014 to January 30, 2015. A pressure logger was deployed in the deepest part of the fore reef at a water depth of 14 m. This logger configured to measure pressure at a rate of 2 Hz to obtain wave statistics. An Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, two SonTek Argonaut-XR Current Profilers, and a Nortek Aquadopp current meter were deployed at different locations on the reef flat and configured to measure three-dimensional flow velocities throughout the water column. Current measurements were taken at a rate of 1 Hz for 120 s every 10 minutes; each 120 s sampling was internally averaged to provide data at 10 minute resolution. 

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
UFK14RBR77750p-trm.zip
Pressure time series (.nc) from site RBR.
UFK14RBR77750p-trm_metadata.xml UFK14RBR77750p-trm_metadata.txt UFK14RBR77750p-trm.zip
(21.2 MB)
UFK14Aqua1571aqc-trm.zip
Current meter time series (.nc) from site Aqua.
UFK14Aqua1571aqc-trm_metadata.xml UFK14Aqua1571aqc-trm_metadata.txt UFK14Aqua1571aqc-trm.zip
(138 KB)
UFK14ArgE306E1495aqd-trm.zip
Ocean currents profile time series (.nc) from site S1 (E306) and S2 (1495).
UFK14ArgE306E1495aqd-trm_metadata.xml UFK14ArgE306E1495aqd-trm_metadata.txt UFK14ArgE306E1495aqd-trm.zip
(2.18 MB)
UFK14RDI3734wh-trm.zip
Ocean currents profile time series (.nc) from site RDI.
UFK14RDI3734wh-trm_metadata.xml UFK14RDI3734wh-trm_metadata.txt UFK14RDI3734wh-trm.zip
(3.3 MB)

Figure 1. The study site is located at the upper portion of the Florida Reef Tract. The Crocker Reef study area is identified with a 1 km x 1 km red box. Current profilers measurements (S1, S2, RDI) and current meter (Aqua) locations are identified as yellow and purple triangles respectively;  and the pressure logger (RBR) site as a red square.
Figure 1. The study site is located at the upper portion of the Florida Reef Tract. The Crocker Reef study area is identified with a 1 km x 1 km red box. Current profilers measurements (S1, S2, RDI) and current meter (Aqua) locations are identified as yellow and purple triangles respectively; and the pressure logger (RBR) site as a red square.

Suggested Citation

Torres-Garcia, L.M., Zawada, D., and Smiley, N., 2017, Ocean currents and pressure time series at the Upper Florida Keys: Crocker Reef, FL: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7VD6XBF.



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