Description of gravity cores from San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, San Francisco Bay, California

Open-File Report 2017-1078
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Abstract

Seventy-two gravity cores were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1990, 1991, and 2000 from San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, California. The gravity cores collected within San Pablo Bay contain bioturbated laminated silts and sandy clays, whole and broken bivalve shells (mostly mussels), fossil tube structures, and fine-grained plant or wood fragments. Gravity cores from the channel wall of Carquinez Strait east of San Pablo Bay consist of sand and clay layers, whole and broken bivalve shells (less than in San Pablo Bay), trace fossil tubes, and minute fragments of plant material.

Suggested Citation

Woodrow, D.L., Chin, J.L., Wong, F.L., Fregoso, Theresa, Jaffe, B.E., 2017, Description of gravity cores from San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, San Francisco Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1078, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171078.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods and Description
  • Main Features of the Sediments
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Description of gravity cores from San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, San Francisco Bay, California
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2017-1078
DOI 10.3133/ofr20171078
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description Report: iv, 15 p.; Data Release
Country United States
State California
City San Francisco
Other Geospatial Carquinez Strait, San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay
Online Only (Y/N) Y