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Digital elevation models (DEMs) of the Elwha River delta, Washington, January 2015

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2015-01-27
End Date
2015-01-30

Citation

Stevens, A.W., Gelfenbaum, G., Warrick, J.A., Miller, I.M., and Weiner, H.M., 2016, Bathymetry, topography, and sediment grain-size data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, January 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7T151TG.

Summary

This portion of the USGS data release presents digital elevation models (DEMs) derived from bathymetric and topographic surveys conducted on the Elwha River delta, Washington, in January 2015 (USGS Field Activity Number 2015-605-FA). Nearshore bathymetry data were collected using two personal watercraft (PWCs) and a kayak, each equipped with single-beam echosounders and survey-grade global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. Topography 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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Purpose

Data were obtained to assess the coastal geomorphic response following the removal of two dams on the Elwha River. These data are intended for science researchers, students, policy makers, and the general public. These data can be used with geographic information systems or other software to identify topographic and shallow-water bathymetric features.

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