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Estuarine Sedimentation, Sediment Character, and Foraminiferal Distribution in Central San Francisco Bay, California U.S. Department of the Interior

Estuarine Sedimentation, Sediment Character, and Foraminiferal Distribution in Central San Francisco Bay, California

U.S. Department of the Interior

Published February 19th 2014
ISBN : 9781495930188
Paperback
66 pages
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Central San Francisco Bay is the deepest subembayment in the San Francisco Bay estuary and hence has the largest water volume of any of the subembayments. It also has the strongest tidal currents and the coarsest sediment within the estuary. TidalMoreCentral San Francisco Bay is the deepest subembayment in the San Francisco Bay estuary and hence has the largest water volume of any of the subembayments. It also has the strongest tidal currents and the coarsest sediment within the estuary. Tidal currents are strongest over the west-central part of central bay and, correspondingly, this area is dominated by sand-size sediment (Figure 0-1). Much of the area east of a line from Angel Island to Alcatraz Island is characterized by muddy sand to sandy mud, and the area to the west of this line is sandy. The sand-size sediment over west-central bay furthermore is molded by the energetic tidal currents into bedforms of varying sizes and wavelengths. Bedforms typically occur in water depths of 15-25 m.