The Relationship between an Ocean Outfall and Sediment Properties from the San Pedro Shelf, California

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Vol: 96, Issue: 1, Page: 22-33

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Maurer, Don; Nguyen, Hai
Ocean Outfall; Sediment Properties; San Pedro Shelf; California; Earth Sciences; Marine Biology; Oceanography; Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology; Sedimentology
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Sediment properties (skewness, kurtosis, dispersion, % gravel, % sand, % silt, % total organic carbon with emphasis on % clay were examined from 1985 to 1993 from the San Pedro Shelf, California. The hypothesis tested here was that an ocean outfall has not significantly altered local sediment properties through time. The hypothesis was rejected. The 1993 peak in % clay for all stations was probably related to above average rainfall and runoff associated with the 1992-1993 El Nino.