Description: Very complex sediment-distribution
patterns are found on the
continental shelf of Santa Monica Bay. In the winters of 1998, 1999 and
a series of moorings were deployed to understand how coastal ocean processes
that move sediments change with location on the shelf. It was discovered
that internal bores found near the shelf break have bottom currents strong
enough to remove all the fine material in the region.
Duration: Nov 1997 - Mar 2000
USGS PIs: Marlene Noble
Field Activity Reports:
where measurements were made and the kinds of data
collected during this
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