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Summary of Suspended-Sediment Concentration Data, San Francisco Bay, California, Water Year 2001

Open-File Report 2003-312

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Abstract

Suspended-sediment concentration data were collected in San Francisco Bay during water year 2001 (October 1, 2000-September 30, 2001). Optical backscatterance sensors and water samples were used to monitor suspended sediment at two sites in Suisun Bay, three sites in San Pablo Bay, two sites in Central San Francisco Bay, and three sites in South San Francisco Bay. Sensors were positioned at two depths at most sites. Water samples were collected periodically and were analyzed for concentrations of suspended sediment. The results of the analyses were used to calibrate the electrical output of the optical backscatterance sensors so that a record of suspended-sediment concentrations could be derived. This report presents the data-collection methods used and summarizes the suspended-sediment concentration data collected from October 2000 through September 2001. Calibration curves and plots of edited data for each sensor also are presented.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Summary of Suspended-Sediment Concentration Data, San Francisco Bay, California, Water Year 2001
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2003-312
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2003
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
54 p.