The physical oceanographic environment of the morphologically complex Kimberley coast is globally unique with deep and narrow inlets and extensive island archipelagos interacting with a macrotidal regime.
KSN Project 2.2.1 investigated the processes controlling physical variability (e.g. circulation and temperature variability) within the Kimberley’s shallow water macrotidal reef environments, including transport and exchange rates between reef and coastal waters.
An intensive field study are conducted at Tallon Island between 22nd March 2014 to 13 April 2014.
A number of moorings were placed on the tidal reef flats. Consisting of Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters, temperature loggers and an Acoustic Wave and Current Meter (AWAC)
An RTK bathymetry survey was also conducted over a number of days during the field program.
A weather station was also deployed on a scaffold tower in the intertidal area. Weather station measured was used to measure wind speed, air temperature, solar radiation and barometric pressure.
Data associated with this metadata record pertains to 4 Nortek Vectors deployed on the reef and a weather station mounted on in the lagoon.