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This portion of the USGS data release presents bathymetry data collected during surveys performed in the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon in 2014 (USGS Field Activity Number 2014-631-FA). Bathymetry data were collected using four personal watercraft (PWCs) equipped with single-beam sonar systems and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. The sonar systems consisted of an Odom Echotrac CV-100 single-beam echosounder and 200 kHz transducer with a 9 degree beam angle. Raw acoustic backscatter returns were digitized by the echosounder with a vertical resolution of 1.25 cm. Depths from the echosounders were computed using sound velocity profiles measured using a YSI CastAway CTD during...
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Two dams on the Elwha River, Washington State, USA trapped over 20 million m3 of sediment, reducing downstream sediment fluxes and contributing to erosion of the river's coastal delta. The removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams between 2011 and 2014 induced massive increases in river sediment supply and provided an unprecedented opportunity to examine the response of a delta system to changes in sediment supply. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed an integrated research program aimed at understanding the ecosystem responses following dam removal. The research program included repeated surveys of beach topography, nearshore bathymetry, and surface sediment grain size to quantify changes in delta morphology...
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This part of the data release presents bathymetry data from the Elwha River delta collected in July 2016 using a kayak. The kayak was equipped with a single-beam echosounder and a survey-grade global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver.
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This portion of the data release presents radiocarbon age data from 66 samples collected from Anahola Valley (Kaua'i), Kahana Valley (O'ahu), and Pololu Valley (Hawai'i). Sample ages were determined by the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) facility. The data are provided in a comma-delimited spreadsheet (.csv).
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This portion of the USGS data release presents topography data collected during surveys performed in the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, in 2017 (USGS Field Activity Number 2017-666-FA). Topographic profiles were collected by walking along survey lines with global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers mounted on backpacks. Prior to data collection, vertical distances between the GNSS antennas and the ground were measured using a tape measure. Hand-held data collectors were used to log raw data and display navigational information allowing surveyors to navigate survey lines spaced at 100- to 1000-m intervals along the beach. Profiles were surveyed from the landward edge of the study area...
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A process-based numerical model of the mouth of the Columbia River (MCR) and estuary, Oregon and Washington, was applied to simulate hydrodynamic conditions for the time period of the Office of Naval Research-funded River and Inlets Dynamics (RIVET II) experiment between May 9 and June 15, 2013. The model application was constructed using Delft3D, an open-source software package used to solve the unsteady shallow water equations to simulate water motion due to tides, waves, wind, and buoyancy effects (Lesser and others, 2004). This portion of the USGS data release describes the model application for this experiment and presents input files necessary to run the Delft3D model. Model Description The model application...
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This portion of the USGS data release presents topography data collected during surveys performed in the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, in 2018 (USGS Field Activity Number 2018-652-FA). Topographic profiles were collected by walking along survey lines with global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers mounted on backpacks. Prior to data collection, vertical distances between the GNSS antennas and the ground were measured using a tape measure. Hand-held data collectors were used to log raw data and display navigational information allowing surveyors to navigate survey lines spaced at 100- to 1000-m intervals along the beach. Profiles were surveyed from the landward edge of the study area...
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This portion of the USGS data release presents bathymetry data collected during surveys performed in the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon in 2016 (USGS Field Activity Number 2016-663-FA). Bathymetry data were collected using four personal watercraft (PWCs) equipped with single-beam sonar systems and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. The sonar systems consisted of an Odom Echotrac CV-100 single-beam echosounder and 200 kHz transducer with a 9 degree beam angle. Raw acoustic backscatter returns were digitized by the echosounder with a vertical resolution of 1.25 cm. Depths from the echosounders were computed using sound velocity profiles measured using a YSI CastAway CTD during...
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Two dams on the Elwha River, Washington State, USA trapped over 20 million m3 of sediment, reducing downstream sediment fluxes and contributing to erosion of the river's coastal delta. The removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams between 2011 and 2014 induced massive increases in river sediment supply and provided an unprecedented opportunity to examine the response of a delta system to changes in sediment supply. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed an integrated research program aimed at understanding the ecosystem responses following dam removal. The research program included repeated surveys of beach topography, nearshore bathymetry, and surface sediment grain size to quantify changes in delta morphology...
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This portion of the USGS data release presents digital elevation models (DEMs) derived from bathymetric and topographic surveys conducted on the Elwha River delta in February 2016 (USGS Field Activity Number 2016-608-FA). Nearshore bathymetry data were collected using two personal watercraft (PWCs) and a kayak equipped with single-beam echosounders and survey-grade global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) receivers. Topographic data were collected on foot with survey-grade GNSS receivers mounted on backpacks. Positions of the survey platforms were referenced to a GNSS base station placed on a benchmark with known horizontal and vertical coordinates relative to the North American Datum of 1983 (CORS96 realization)...
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This portion of the data release contains information on vibracores that were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in Pololu Valley, Island of Hawai'i in 2014. Five sites were cored in order to describe wetland stratigraphy and to identify potential tsunami deposits. These vibracores contain mud, peat, fluvial sands, and marine volcanic sands, reflecting deposition in a variety of coastal environments. Two (2) pdf files (VC1.pdf, VC2.pdf) describe vibracores that were split, imaged by a line-scanner camera, scanned to generate computed tomagraphic (CT) images, and visually described. A detailed description of the upper 150 cm of VC1 using the Troels-Smith sediment classification scheme (Troels-Smith, 1955; Nelson,...
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This portion of the data release contains information on cores that were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in Kahana Valley, O'ahu, Hawaii in 2015 and 2017. Sites were cored in order to describe wetland stratigraphy and to identify potential tsunami deposits. These cores contain mud, peat, fluvial sands, and marine carbonate sands, reflecting deposition in a variety of coastal environments. PDF files describe twenty-four (24) gouge and ‘Russian’ cores (hand held, side-filling peat augers) that were collected and described in the field. Cores collected in 2017 were described using the Troels-Smith sediment classification scheme (Troels-Smith, 1955; Nelson, 2015). Another pdf file (Kahana_cores_legend.pdf) contains...
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This portion of the data release contains Lagrangian drifter data collected in the Mouth of the Columbia River (MCR), Oregon and Washington, in 2013. Lagrangian surface currents were measured using drifters equipped with global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. A total of eight drifter deployments were performed between May 25 and June 8, 2013 (USGS Field Activity S-03-13-WO; Table 1). For each deployment, drifters were released within the MCR and their positions were recorded until the drifters were recovered. The average duration of the drifter deployments varied between 1.6 hr and 17.2 hr, and the number of drifters released in a deployment ranged between 11 and 84. The initial positions and timing...
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This USGS data release presents data collected during surveys of nearshore bathymetry and beach topography from the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon. Survey operations were conducted between July 13 and August 11, 2015 (USGS Field Activity Number 2015-647-FA) by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Washington State Department of Ecology, and Oregon State University. Nearshore bathymetry data were collected using four personal watercraft (PWCs), each equipped with single-beam echosounders and survey-grade global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Topography data were collected by walking along survey lines with GNSS receivers mounted...
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This USGS data release presents data collected during surveys of nearshore bathymetry and beach topography from the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon. Survey operations were conducted between July 14 and August 16, 2014 (USGS Field Activity Number 2014-631-FA) by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Washington State Department of Ecology, and Oregon State University. Nearshore bathymetry data were collected using four personal watercraft (PWCs), each equipped with single-beam echosounders and survey-grade global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Topography data were collected by walking along survey lines with GNSS receivers mounted...
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This portion of the USGS data release presents topography data collected during surveys performed in the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, in 2015 (USGS Field Activity Number 2015-647-FA). Topographic profiles were collected by walking along survey lines with global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers mounted on backpacks. Prior to data collection, vertical distances between the GNSS antennas and the ground were measured using a tape measure. Hand-held data collectors were used to log raw data and display navigational information allowing surveyors to navigate survey lines spaced at 100- to 1000-m intervals along the beach. Profiles were surveyed from the landward edge of the study area...
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This portion of the data release presents sediment grain-size data from samples collected from Anahola Valley, Kaua`i, Hawai`i in November, 2015 (USGS Field Activity 2015-671-FA). 63 sand and mud samples were taken from sediment cores that were collected using a ‘Russian’ corer (a hand-held, side-filling peat auger) from two site locations. Site locations were determined using a hand-held global navigation satellite system (GNSS). The grain-size distributions of samples were determined using standard techniques developed by the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center sediment lab. The grain-size data are provided in a comma-delimited spreadsheet (.csv). Core ANA15-RC1 BR contained two carbonate sand layers...
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Two dams on the Elwha River, Washington State, USA trapped over 20 million m3 of sediment, reducing downstream sediment fluxes and contributing to erosion of the river's coastal delta. The removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams between 2011 and 2014 induced massive increases in river sediment supply and provided an unprecedented opportunity to examine the response of a delta system to changes in sediment supply. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed an integrated research program aimed at understanding the ecosystem responses following dam removal. The research program included repeated surveys of beach topography, nearshore bathymetry, and surface sediment grain size to quantify changes in delta morphology...


map background search result map search result map Digital elevation models (DEMs) of the Elwha River delta, Washington, February 2016 Bathymetry, topography, and sediment grain-size data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, April and May 2014 Bathymetry, topography, and sediment grain-size data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, August 2012 Bathymetry and topography data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, May 2011 Hydrodynamic modeling of the mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon and Washington, 2013 Sediment grain-size distributions of three carbonate sand layers in Anahola Valley, Kaua'i, Hawai'i Vibracore photographs, computed tomography scans, and core-log descriptions from Pololu Valley, Island of Hawaii Core descriptions and sand bed thickness data from Kahana Valley, O'ahu, Hawai'i Radiocarbon data from coastal wetlands on the Hawaiian islands of Kaua'i, O'ahu, and Hawai'i Beach topography and nearshore bathymetry of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2014 Nearshore bathymetry of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2014 Beach topography and nearshore bathymetry of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2015 Beach topography of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2015 Beach topography of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2017 Beach topography of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2018 Nearshore bathymetry of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2016 Nearshore bathymetry data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, January 2015, collected from kayak Nearshore bathymetry data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, January 2015, collected from personal watercraft Nearshore bathymetry data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, July 2016, collected from kayak Sediment grain-size distributions of three carbonate sand layers in Anahola Valley, Kaua'i, Hawai'i Vibracore photographs, computed tomography scans, and core-log descriptions from Pololu Valley, Island of Hawaii Bathymetry and topography data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, May 2011 Core descriptions and sand bed thickness data from Kahana Valley, O'ahu, Hawai'i Bathymetry, topography, and sediment grain-size data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, August 2012 Nearshore bathymetry data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, January 2015, collected from kayak Nearshore bathymetry data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, July 2016, collected from kayak Beach topography and nearshore bathymetry of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2014 Bathymetry, topography, and sediment grain-size data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, April and May 2014 Beach topography and nearshore bathymetry of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2015 Nearshore bathymetry data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, January 2015, collected from personal watercraft Digital elevation models (DEMs) of the Elwha River delta, Washington, February 2016 Beach topography of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2017 Beach topography of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2018 Beach topography of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2015 Nearshore bathymetry of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2016 Nearshore bathymetry of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon, 2014 Hydrodynamic modeling of the mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon and Washington, 2013 Radiocarbon data from coastal wetlands on the Hawaiian islands of Kaua'i, O'ahu, and Hawai'i