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Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Classification Geomorphic Catena

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2009
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2017-04-21 15:31:33

Citation

Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Charles M. Cannon, Mary F. Ramirez, Danelle W. Heatwole, Jennifer L. Burke, Charles A. Simenstad, Jim E. O'Connor, and Keith Marcoe, 2012, Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Classification Geomorphic Catena: U.S. Geological Survey.

Summary

Estuarine ecosystems are controlled by a variety of processes that operate at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Understanding the hierarchical nature of these processes will aid in prioritization of restoration efforts. This hierarchical Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Classification (henceforth "Classification") of the Columbia River estuary is a spatial database of the tidally-influenced reaches of the lower Columbia River, the tidally affected parts of its tributaries, and the landforms that make up their floodplains for the 230 kilometers between the Pacific Ocean and Bonneville Dam. This work is a collaborative effort between University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (henceforth "UW"), U.S. Geological [...]

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Purpose

The Classification is intended to improve the understanding of controlling physical factors that drive ecosystem evolution along the Columbia River estuary as well as to provide an inventory of contemporary landforms within the estuary.

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