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Oceanographic measurements obtained offshore of the Elwha River delta in coordination with the Elwha River Restoration Project, Washington, USA, 2010-2014

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2010-12-15
End Date
2014-10-15
Revision
2018-05

Citation

Ferreira, J.C.T., and Warrick, J., 2017, Oceanographic measurements obtained offshore of the Elwha River delta in coordination with the Elwha River Restoration Project, Washington, USA, 2010-2014 (version 1.1, May 2018): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7CR5RW8.

Summary

First Release: Aug 2017 Revised: May 2018 (ver. 1.1) Time-series data of velocity, pressure, turbidity, conductivity, and temperature were collected near the mouth of the Elwha River, Washington, USA, from December 2010 through October 2014, for the Department of Interior’s Elwha River Restoration project. As part of this project, the U.S. Geological Survey studied the effects of renewed sediment supplies on the coastal ecosystems before, during, and following the removal of two dams, Elwha and Glines Canyon, from the Elwha River. Removal of the dams reintroduced sediment stored in the reservoirs to the river, and the river moved much of this sediment to the coast. Several benthic tripods were instrumented with oceanographic sensors [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Joanne C. T Ferreira
Originator :
Joanne C. T Ferreira, Jonathan Warrick
Metadata Contact :
Joanne C. T Ferreira
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
USGS Mission Area :
Natural Hazards
SDC Data Owner :
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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ElwhaInstrumentLocations.jpg thumbnail 253.43 KB
elwha_east_tripod_time_series.zip 801.67 MB
elwha_west_tripod_time_series.zip 574.48 MB
elwha_west_mooring_time_series.zip 3.57 MB
elwha_offshore_tripod_time_series.zip 7.6 MB
elwha_metadata_v1.1.xml
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elwha_data_versioning_history.txt 358 Bytes

Purpose

The U.S. Geological Survey collected oceanographic measurements during 2010 to 2014 of the waves, currents and turbidity conditions near the Elwha River mouth to help better understand the effects of the renewed sediment supplies on the coastal ecosystems.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7CR5RW8

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