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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-632-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments (ZP00FDB)

Principal Investigator(s): Andrew Stevens

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter Ruggiero (OSU) George Kaminsky (WA DOE)

Information Specialist(s): Andrew Stevens

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Profiles, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect nearshore bathymetry and beach topography in the Columbia River littoral cell.

Vehicle(s): MarFac; Expedition G62-3094P

Start Port/Location: Astoria, OR

End Port/Location: Ocean Shores, WA

Start Date: 2019-07-29

End Date: 2019-08-16

Equipment Used: Radio (base), Trimble R7 GPS (AS), GPS, Waverunners

Information to be Derived: Beach Topography, Nearshore Bathymetry

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Bathymetry and topography collected successfully over multiple days.

Staff: Jackson Currie, Timothy Elfers, Jennifer McKee

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-652-FA


Columbia River Littoral Cell

North: 47.13742465 South: 45.99696162 West: -124.59594727 East: -123.76098633


photo of Waverunner 1 (SC)
Waverunner 1 (SC)
photo of Waverunner 2 (SC)
Waverunner 2 (SC)


Stevens, A.W., Weiner, H.M., Ruggiero, P., Kaminsky, G.M., and Gelfenbaum G.R., 2019, Beach topography and nearshore bathymetry of the Columbia River littoral cell, Washington and Oregon (ver. 2.0, November 2019): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Radio (base) --- Benchmarks
Trimble R7 GPS (AS) --- Benchmarks
GPS --- Navigation
Waverunners --- Navigation
Single Beam

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