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Wave observations from nearshore bottom-mounted pressure sensors in Skagit and Bellingham Bays, Washington, USA from Dec 2017 to Feb 2018

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Publication Date
Start Date
2017-12-11
End Date
2018-02-09

Citation

Crosby, S.C., and Grossman, E.E., 2019, Wave observations from nearshore bottom-mounted pressure sensors in Skagit and Bellingham Bays, Washington, USA from Dec 2017 to Feb 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9JZ5F00.

Summary

RBRduo pressure and temperature sensors, mounted on aluminum frames, were moored in shallow (< 6 m) water depths in Skagit and Bellingham Bays, Washington, USA, from December 2017 to February 2018, to capture wave heights and periods. Continuous pressure fluctuations are transformed into surface-wave observations of wave heights, periods, and frequency spectra at 30-minute intervals.

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Wave observations were collected as part of the USGS Coastal Climate Impacts Project and development of the Puget Sound Coastal Storm Modeling System (PS-COSMOS) for Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. The wave data help support the validation of the PS-CoSMoS regional wave model for forecasting future extreme high-water levels and flood risk with projected sea-level rise and to characterize the present-day wave climate.

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