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Sedimentation and bathymetry changes in Suisun Bay: 1867-1990

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Sedimentation and bathymetry changes in Suisun Bay: 1867-1990; 1999; OFR; 99-563; Cappiella, Karen; Malzone, Chris; Smith, Richard; Jaffe, Bruce

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Understanding patterns of historical erosion and deposition in San Francisco Bay is crucial in managing such issues as locating deposits of sediment-associated contaminants, and the restoration of wetland areas. These problems were addressed by quantitatively examining historical hydrographic surveys. The data from five hydrographic surveys, made from 1867 to 1990, were analyzed using surface modeling software to determine long-term changes in the sediment system of Suisun Bay and surrounding areas. A surface grid displaying the bathymetry was created for each survey period, and the bathymetric change between survey periods was computed by differencing these grids. Patterns and volumes of erosion and deposition, sedimentation rates, [...]

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