St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
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
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.
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Pressure time series (.nc) from site RBR.
Current meter time series (.nc) from site Aqua.
Ocean currents profile time series (.nc) from site S1 (E306) and S2 (1495).
Ocean currents profile time series (.nc) from site RDI.
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.