Surface-sediment grain-size distributions from the Elwha River delta, Washington, July 2015

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This portion of the data release presents sediment grain-size data from samples collected on the Elwha River delta, Washington, between July and August 2015 (USGS Field Activities 2015-648-FA and 2015-652-FA). Surface sediment was collected from 70 locations using a small ponar, or 'grab', sampler from the R/V Frontier on July 28, 2015. An additional 17 sediment samples were collected between July 22 and August 23, 2015 by scuba divers. Forty-eight sediment samples were collected at low tide using a push corer at intertidal locations on the delta. The locations of grab samples and intertidal samples were determined with a hand-held global navigation satellite system (GNSS). Samples obtained by divers were collected adjacent to fixed monuments on the seabed with previously determined coordinates. The grain-size distributions of samples were determined using standard techniques developed by the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center sediment lab. The grain-size data are provided in a comma-delimited spreadsheet (.csv).

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Metadata Date November 28, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2016 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 28, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2016 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (Point of Contact)
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Bbox East Long -123.31572
Bbox North Lat 48.15710
Bbox South Lat 48.11853
Bbox West Long -123.59394
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2015-07-22
Temporal Extent End 2015-08-28

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