Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Coastal Hydrodynamics and Sediment Dynamics (CHSD)
All samples contained within (37º39’N, 76º54’W), (37º16’N, 76º20’W), (37º8’N, 76º24’W), (37º34’N, 76º0’W)Tower Coordinates:Tower 1: Built November, 2008, destroyed during a winter storm 2015: (37º 20.506‘ N, -76º 37.475’ W)Tower 2: Rebuilt July, 2015, destroyed during a winter storm 2018: (37º 20.586‘ N, -76º 37.543’ W)This data was collected at Tower 2.
Dataset consists of data collected during a tower deployment of four Nortek Vector ADV sensors which were mounted at different depths in the water column to monitor suspended sediment concentrations and sizes. Conductivity and temperature were also monitored at corresponding depths.
ADV towers were deployed for a prolonged amount of time to monitor suspended sediment fluxes as well as conductivity and temperature. Because the towers were deployed for longer periods of time, biofouling did occur. To combat biofouling, the ADVs were treated with Interlux Trilux 33 antifouling paint, including a thin coat of over the acoustic sensors. This thin layer of paint had a negligible effect on the acoustic data collected by the ADV. The structure itself was painted with Interlux MicronCSC anti-fouling paint and all instrument bodies were wrapped in cellophane and electrical tape for easy removal of biofouling. It should be noted that data occurring closer to the start date of the deployment is more reliable than data collected later in the deployment. Any excessive biofouling of the tower should be listed in the logbook during retrieval.
List of folders:
• ADV – There are four ADV folders, all representing one of the ADVs deployed on the tower. ADV order and distance above bed can be found in the Logbook folder. These folders include all raw data from each ADV. If data have been processed, MATLAB m-files for burst processing are also included.
• HOBO – There are four HOBO folders, all representing one of the HOBOs deployed on the tower. HOBO order and distance above bed can be found in the Logbook folder. These folders include all raw data from each HOBO. If data have been processed, MATLAB m-files are also included.
• Logbook – Hand-written field notes and instrument setup documents. This file also contains the deployment log and set-up of tower instruments. All field notes and complications/observations are included here.
Sediment transport, suspended sediment, ADV, acoustic Doppler velocimeter, CTD, conductivity, temperature, depth
Master Sampling Spreadsheet and Timeline for MUDBED Project
Tripod Deployment: YR170508 to YR170606, ADV, Clay Bank, York River Virginia
Grace M. Massey ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7936-1586
Kelsey A. Fall ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5496-433X
Carl T. Friedrichs ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1810-900X
NSF grants OCE-0536572, OCE-1061781, and OCE-1459708
Massey, G.M., Fall, K.A., and Friedrichs, C.T., 2022. Tower Deployment: YR170508 to YR170524, ADV, Clay Bank, York River Virginia. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary.