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U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data Collection

Palos Verdes Shelf 2004 Deployment

Description: The sediments on the shelf off Palos Verdes CA are contaminated with large amounts of DDT. Moorings were deployed on the shelf in the winter of 2004 in part to determine how often coastal ocean processes move these sediments. This program was supported by the EPA in order to gather information that would help them determine the best way to remediate the contamination on this local continental shelf.

For more information about the original measurements made and samples collected for this experiment, see the description on the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center's site.

Duration: February - June 2004

USGS Principal Investigators: Marlene Noble, Jingping Xu and Chris Sherwood

Collaborators: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)


Noble, Marlene A.; Rosenberger, Kurt J.; Xu, Jingping; Signell, Richard P.; Steele, Alex, 2008. Connections Among the Spatial and Temporal Structures in Tidal Currents, Internal Bores, and Surficial Sediment Distributions Over the Shelf off Palos Verdes, California, U.S. GS Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5094.

Field Activity Reports: 2004-058-FA, 2004-059-FA, 2004-060-FA, 2004-061-FA, 2004-062--FA

Revision History:

  • 2012 original publication

Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:

Rosenburger, K.J., Sherwood, C.R., Noble, M.A. Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., Oceanographic Measurements-- Palos Verdes Shelf, California, 2004: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Data Access

table imageCatalog of Data

Data Access via THREDDS (EPIC)

Data Access via THREDDS (CF)

Station Locations


For more detail about the measurements collected at each site, browse PV_SHELF04.kml (using Google Earth).

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