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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
https://www.usgs.gov/centers/pcmsc

Location
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
USA
Parent Organization: Office of the Rocky Mountain Regional Director
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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...
Categories: Data; Tags: Geomorphology, Sedimentology
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This part of the data release presents topography data from the Elwha River delta collected in August 2022. Topography data were collected on foot with global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers mounted on backpacks.
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Time series data of water surface elevation and wave height were acquired at ten locations for 517 days (in three separate deployments) off the north coast of Roi-Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, in support of a study on the coastal circulation patterns and the transformation of surface waves over the coral reefs. The relative placement of sensors on the reefs were as follows: ROI13W1 and ROI13E1 – fore reef ROI13W2 and ROI13E2 – outer reef flat ROI13W1 and ROI13E1 – middle reef flat ROI13W1 and ROI13E1 – inner reef flat
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An unmanned aerial system (UAS) was used to acquire high-resolution imagery of the intertidal zone at West Whidbey Island, Washington on June 4, 2019. This imagery was processed using structure-from-motion (SfM) photogrammetric techniques to derive a high-resolution digital surface model (DSM), orthomosaic imagery, and topographic point clouds. In order to maximize the extent of the subaerially exposed area, the survey was timed to coincide with a spring low tide occurring at approximately 18:02 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) (11:02 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)), with a predicted water level of -0.74 meters below mean lower-low water (MLLW) at the Sunset Beach NOAA subordinate tide station (station ID 9447951)....
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