Accession Number : AD0741122

Title :   Recent Marine Sediments of Carmel Bay, California.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Carter,Lee Scott

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Fifty-six sediment samples were collected within Carmel Bay for textural analysis to determine their statistical properties. The sediments found within the Carmel Submarine Canyon consist, for the most part, of poorly to very poorly sorted very fine sand and coarse silt. The shelf area surrounding the canyon is primarily comprised of moderately to very poorly sorted sand, with a small area of very poorly sorted gravel in the northeastern section of the Bay. Consideration of textural parameters such as mean size, standard deviation, and skewness suggest that the sediments of the Bay are under the influence of dynamic sediment transport mechanism. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BAYS, SEDIMENTATION), PARTICLE SIZE, SAND, SILT, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, GRAVEL, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, RIVERS, EROSION, COASTAL REGIONS, THESES, NAVAL RESEARCH, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE