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Time-series oceanographic data collected from reef flat and lagoon sediment dynamics packages in 2016 off Jurabi Point, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

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Start Date
2016-05-21
End Date
2016-06-23

Citation

Rosenberger, K.J., Cheriton, O.M., Logan, J.B., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2019, Time-series oceanographic data collected from reef flat and lagoon sediment dynamics packages in 2016 off Jurabi Point, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9PEIA2S.

Summary

Time series data of water surface elevation, wave height, water column currents and temperature, and suspended sediment were acquired for 6 weeks on a coral reef off Jurabi Point, Ningaloo Coast UNESCO World Heritage site in Western Australia in support of a study on the circulation and sediment transport patterns of these reefs.

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Purpose

The continuous measurements of waves, currents, tides, and water-column properties (temperature and suspended sediment) from these instrument deployments provide invaluable detailed data on circulation, wave transformation and the transport of sediment in a pristine coral reef environment. These data will be used to determine the processes responsible for the transport of reef-derived carbonate sediment towards the shore, and estimate the volume of this carbonate sediment flux; predictions can then be made on how this flux will change with rising sea levels.

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