Accession Number : AD0678314

Title :   RECENT SEDIMENTS OF MONTEREY BAY, CALIFORNIA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Yancey,T. E.

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : Monterey Bay, California's second largest bay, is the focus of drainage for three rivers draining an area in excess of 6,000 square miles in the adjacent Coast Ranges. The possibility that Monterey Bay has served as the outlet for drainage of the Central Valley during the late Tertiary has been suggested by many people, and the presence of the largest submarine canyon and the largest deep sea fan in California outside Monterey Bay is supporting evidence for this theory. The present work is primarily a description of the sediment cover in Monterey Bay and an analysis of the numerous variables controlling the distribution and accumulation of sediment within the bay. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEDIMENTATION, CALIFORNIA), (*BAYS, DRAINAGE), CONTINENTAL SHELVES, SAND, RIVERS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, SITE SELECTION, MARINE GEOLOGY, SAMPLING, HYDROLOGY, COASTAL REGIONS, DISTRIBUTION, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE