Platform Info Chart

Capers Island Capers Nearshore Capers Mid-Shelf Fripp Inlet Fripp Nearshore Sunset Beach Pier Sunset Nearshore Sunset Mid-Shelf

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Sunset Beach Pier | Sunset Nearshore | Sunset Mid-Shelf
Capers Island | Capers Nearshore | Capers Mid-Shelf
Fripp Inlet | Fripp Nearshore

SUN1 - Sunset Beach Pier

Station Location (Lat/Long) Decimal Degrees: 33.86 N, 78.51 W
Degrees, Min., Sec.: 33º 51' 36" N, 78º 30' 36" W
Observations Water level, meteorological, currents
Data Collection Platforms
NOS G3 Water Level Station with Backup Gauge
SensorData Type
(1) Submersible Pressure Transducer
(2) Aquatrak Assembly
(3) Accububble Bubbler
Water level
Water Temperature Sensor Water Temp

Sutron Automated Weather Station
SensorData Type
Accubar Barometric Pressure Sensor Barometric pressure
AT/RH Sensor Air temperature, relative humidity
Wind Sensor Prop Vane Wind speed, direction
Ultrasonic Wind Sensor Wind speed, direction
Interval of Data Measurements and Updates Wind uses NWS sampling algorithm
Wind speed/direction - vector average, 6 second samples over 3 minute average
Wind gust - moving average, 5 second samples over 6 minute average
Transmission and Receiving GOES hourly, cellular every 15 minutes
Approximate Water Depth NA

SUN2 - Sunset Nearshore

Station Location (Lat/Long) Decimal Degrees: 33.83 N, 78.48 W
Degrees, Min., Sec.: 33° 50' 52" N, 78° 29' 21" W
Observations Sea state
Data Collection Platform
Bottom mounted inductively coupled to taut-wire mooring
SensorData Type
ADCP Current speed and direction; Wave height, period, direction
Seacat + P (Paroscientific Digiquartz sensors) Water level, Temperature, Salinity
Seacat + FL Temperature, Salinity, Chlorophyll
Weatherpack Wind speed, gust, direction, air temperature, air pressure, relative humidity, solar radiation
Data Format Binary/Text
Interval of Data Measurements and Updates Winds/Met - sample interval every 2 hours, averaged over a 50 second sample duration
Bottom Seacat - sample interval every 15 minutes, averaged over a 2.7-3 second sample duration
Surface Seacat - sample intervale every 30 minutes, averaged over a 2.7-3 second sample duration
Waves - sample interval every 2 hours, averaged over a 20 minute sample duration
Currents - sample interval every 30 minutes, averaged over a 60 second sample duration
Transmission and Receiving Iridium, 2 hr. interval
Approximate Water Depth 10m

SUN3 - Sunset Mid-shelf

Station Location (Lat/Long) Decimal Degrees: 33.31 N, 78.15 W
Degrees, Min., Sec.: 33° 18' 07" N, 78° 08' 14" W
Observations Sea state
Data Collection Platform
Bottom mounted inductively coupled to taut-wire mooring
SensorData Type
ADCP Current speed and direction; Wave height, period, direction
Seacat + P Water level, temperature, salinity
Microcat Temperature, Salinity
Weatherpack Wind speed, gust, direction, air temperature, air pressure, relative humidity, solar radiation
Data Format Binary/Text
Interval of Data Measurements and Updates Winds/Met - sample interval every 2 hours, averaged over a 40 second sample duration
Bottom Seacat - sample interval every 15 minutes, averaged over a 2.7-3 second sample duration
Surface Microcat - sample intervale every 15 minutes, averaged over a 3.2 second sample duration
Currents - sample interval every 30 minutes, averaged over a 40 second sample duration
Transmission and Receiving Iridium, 2 hr. interval
Approximate Water Depth 30m

CAP1 - Capers Island

Station Location (Lat/Long) Decimal Degrees: 32.86 N, 79.68 W
Degrees, Min., Sec.: 32º 51' N, 79º 42' W
Observations Water level, meteorological, currents
Data Collection Platforms
NOS G3 Water Level Station with Backup Gauge
SensorData Type
(1) Submersible Pressure Transducer
(2) Aquatrak Assembly
(3) Accububble Bubbler
Water level
Water Temperature Sensor Water Temp

Sutron Automated Weather Station
SensorData Type
Accubar Barometric Pressure Sensor Barometric pressure
AT/RH Sensor Air temperature, relative humidity
Wind Sensor Prop Vane Wind speed, direction
Ultrasonic Wind Sensor Wind speed, direction
Interval of Data Measurements and Updates Wind uses NWS sampling algorithm
Wind speed/direction - vector average, 6 second samples over 3 minute average
Wind gust - moving average, 5 second samples over 6 minute average
Transmission and Receiving GOES hourly, cellular every 15 minutes
Approximate Water Depth NA

CAP2 - Capers Nearshore

Station Location (Lat/Long) Decimal Degrees: 32.80 N, 79.62 W
Degrees, Min., Sec.: 32° 48' 36" N, 79° 37' 48" W
Observations Sea state
Data Collection Platform
Bottom mounted inductively coupled to taunt-wire mooring
SensorData Type
ADCP Current speed and direction; Wave height, period, direction
Seacat + P Water level, temperature, salinity
Seacat + FL Temperature, Salinity, Chlorophyll
Weatherpack Wind speed, gust, direction, air temperature, air pressure, relative humidity, solar radiation
Visibility Visibility
Data Format Binary/Text
Interval of Data Measurements and Updates Winds/Met - sample interval every 2 hours, averaged over a 50 second sample duration
Bottom Seacat - sample interval every 15 minutes, averaged over a 2.7-3 second sample duration
Surface Seacat - sample intervale every 30 minutes, averaged over a 2.7-3 second sample duration
Waves - sample interval every 2 hours, averaged over a 20 minute sample duration
Currents - sample interval every 30 minutes, averaged over a 60 second sample duration
Transmission and Receiving Iridium, 2 hr. interval
Approximate Water Depth 10m

CAP3 - Capers Mid-shelf

Station Location (Lat/Long) Decimal Degrees: 32.50 N, 79.32 W
Degrees, Min., Sec.: 32° 30' 20" N, 79° 19' 42" W
Observations Sea state
Data Collection Platform
Bottom mounted inductively coupled to taut-wire mooring
SensorData Type
ADCP Current speed and direction; Wave height, period, direction
Seacat + P Water level, temperature, salinity
Microcat Temperature, Salinity
Weatherpack Wind speed, gust, direction, air temperature, air pressure, relative humidity, solar radiation
Data Format Binary/Text
Interval of Data Measurements and Updates Winds/Met - sample interval every 2 hours, averaged over a 40 second sample duration
Bottom Seacat - sample interval every 15 minutes, averaged over a 2.7-3 second sample duration
Surface Microcat - sample intervale every 15 minutes, averaged over a 3.2 second sample duration
Currents - sample interval every 30 minutes, averaged over a 40 second sample duration
Transmission and Receiving Iridium, 2 hr. interval
Approximate Water Depth 30m

FRP1 - Fripp Inlet

Station Location (Lat/Long) Decimal Degrees: 32.45 N, 80.45 W
Degrees, Min., Sec.: 32° 20' 24" N, 80° 27' 36" W
Observations Water level, meteorological, currents
Data Collection Platforms
NOS G3 Water Level Station with Backup Gauge
SensorData Type
(1) Submersible Pressure Transducer
(2) Aquatrak Assembly
(3) Accububble Bubbler
Water level
Water Temperature Sensor Water Temp

Sutron Automated Weather Station
SensorData Type
Accubar Barometric Pressure Sensor Barometric pressure
AT/RH Sensor Air temperature, relative humidity
Wind Sensor Prop Vane Wind speed, direction
Ultrasonic Wind Sensor Wind speed, direction
Interval of Data Measurements and Updates Wind uses NWS sampling algorithm
Wind speed/direction - vector average, 6 second samples over 3 minute average
Wind gust - moving average, 5 second samples over 6 minute average
Transmission and Receiving GOES hourly, cellular every 15 minutes
Approximate Water Depth NA

FRP2 - Fripp Nearshore

Station Location (Lat/Long) Decimal Degrees: 32.27 N, 80.40 W
Degrees, Min., Sec.: 32° 16' 48" N, 80° 24' 36" W
Observations Sea state
Data Collection Platform
Bottom mounted inductively coupled to taut-wire mooring
SensorData Type
ADCP Current speed and direction; Wave height, period, direction
Seacat + P Water level, temperature, salinity
Seacat + FL Temperature, Salinity, Chlorophyll
Weatherpack Wind speed, gust, direction, air temperature, air pressure, relative humidity, solar radiation
Data Format Binary/Text
Interval of Data Measurements and Updates Winds/Met - sample interval every 2 hours, averaged over a 40 second sample duration
Bottom Seacat - sample interval every 15 minutes, averaged over a 2.7-3 second sample duration
Surface Seacat - sample intervale every 30 minutes, averaged over a 2.7-3 second sample duration
Currents - sample interval every 30 minutes, averaged over a 75 second sample duration
Transmission and Receiving Iridium, 2 hr. interval
Approximate Water Depth 10m

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Capers Island
Capers Nearshore
Capers Mid-Shelf
Fripp Inlet
Fripp Nearshore
Sunset Beach Pier
Sunset Nearshore
Sunset Mid-Shelf