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Sediment transport pathway in the back of a nearly semienclosed subembayment of San Francisco Bay, California

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Edited by:
Forrest M. Holly Jr. and Adnan Alsaffar

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Abstract

Time series measurements of current velocity, depth and suspended-solids concentration (SSC) were used to obtain suspended-solids fluxes (SSF) during the fall at central Honker Bay and Spoonbill Creek. A wind-induced shear stress increases SSF out of Honker Bay through Spoonbill Creek by combining two effects: (1) wind-wave resuspension of bed sediments, and (2) wind shear raises the water level at the Honker Bay. High SSC water advected from Honker Bay into the Sacramento River does not return on the following ebb tide, which creates the dispersive SSF. The total SSF was always out of Honker Bay during the fall suggesting that high metals and pesticides concentrations are not caused by transport through Spoonbill Creek into Honker Bay.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Sediment transport pathway in the back of a nearly semienclosed subembayment of San Francisco Bay, California
ISBN:
9780784402818
Volume:
B pt 2
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Society of Civil Engineers
Contributing office(s):
Pacific Regional Director's Office, San Francisco Bay-Delta, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
6 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Conference publication
Larger Work Title:
Water for a chancing global community: Proceedings of the the 27th Congress of the International Association for Hydraulic Research
First page:
1096
Last page:
1101
Conference Title:
27th Congress of the International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR)
Conference Location:
San Francisco, CA
Conference Date:
August 10-15, 1997
Country:
United States
State:
California
Other Geospatial:
Honker Bay, San Francisco Bay, Spoonbill Creek
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