USACE Field Research Facility
Field Research Facility
Coastal Observations & Analysis Branch

Welcome to the Field Research Facility. Located on the Atlantic Ocean near the town of Duck, North Carolina (...2MB pdf map), the FRF is an internationally-recognized coastal observatory. Instruments at the facility constantly record the changing waves, winds, tides, and currents. Central to the facility is a 1840 foot long pier and specialized vehicles. The FRF was established in 1977 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is part of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (headquarters in Vicksburg, MS).

Ongoing Projects & Experiments
  • WIS National Wave Hindcasts...
  • Bethany Beach, DE wave studies...
  • Ocean City, MD wave studies...
  • New River Inlet Radar wave studies...
  • PILOT/SWIMS typhoon/hurricane studies...
  • Past projects ...

    Field Research Facility
    Sep 1, 2014 0100 EST

    All Times are Eastern Standard Time
    Rel Humidity91%
    Air Temp 26°C    79°F
    Winds 8.9 kts from SSW
    5 m/s from 201 ° True N
    Waves 2mi offshore 0.6 m (1.9 ft) 9.1 s
    111 ° from True North
    6m depth waves    0.6 m (2.0 ft)
    Water Temp 2m ADOP 24°C    75°F
    5:12am(L) 11:36am(H) 6:06pm(L) 11:54pm(H)
    *** HAZARD WARNING ***
    • Todays PLOT              • Todays TABLE

    Video Imaging for 31 Aug at 1900 EST

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    Camera5(N) Camera0(NNE) Camera3(NE) Camera1(E) Camera4(SE) Camera2(SSE) Camera6(S)

    Argus Video archives are here...


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