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Beach topography and nearshore bathymetry of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon

December 3, 2021

This data release presents beach topography and nearshore bathymetry data from repeated surveys performed by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington State Department of Ecology, and Oregon State University in the Columbia River littoral cell (CRLC), Washington and Oregon. The CRLC extends approximately 165 kilometers between Point Grenville (PG), Washington, and Tillamook Head (TH), Oregon (Figure 1A). The CRLC consists of four wide, gently sloping, beaches, or sub-cells, separated by the entrances of Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, and the Columbia River. Areas were designated within a portion of each sub-cell and surveyed along a series of shore-perpendicular survey lines spaced at 100- to 1,000-m intervals.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title Beach topography and nearshore bathymetry of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon
DOI 10.5066/P9W15JX8
Authors Andrew W Stevens, Peter Ruggiero, Heather M Weiner, George M Kaminsky, Guy R Gelfenbaum, Jeffrey M. Wood
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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