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
    Mar 28, 2015 1320 EST

    All Times are Eastern Standard Time
    Rel Humidity62%
    Air Temp 5°C    40°F
    Winds 7.6 kts from WNW
    4 m/s from 296 ° True N
    Waves 2mi offshore 1.7 m (5.6 ft) 6.7 s
    47 ° from True North
    Water Temp Pier End 6°C    43°F
    1:48am(H) 8:30am(L) 2:30pm(H) 2:36pm(L) 8:36pm(L)
    *** HAZARD WARNING ***
    • Todays PLOT              • Todays TABLE

    Video Imaging : 28 Mar at 1300 EST

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

    Argus Video archives are here...


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