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Beach Morphology Monitoring Program
Nearshore Bathymetry - Offshore bar properties

The most interesting feature in this plot is the growth of the outer bar between 1998 and 1999.  Change in bar crest position is also shown, revealing the onshore migration of both the outer bar (approximately 40 m) and middle bar (approximately 125 m) during this period.  In contrast, along the Grayland sub-cell site (km 100 - 103), an area that has experienced net erosion since 1997, the nearshore surface showed a substantial net loss for the year (approximately 600 m2/m of beach loss), while cross-shore change was measured only to water depths of approximately 6.0 m.

Ecology - SEA Program | USGS - Coastal & Marine Geology

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Modified 22 Mar 2012