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UNDER THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, SEA FLOOR

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UNDER THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, SEA FLOOR

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Product Details

Product Number
206228
Series
SIM-2917
Scale
NO SCALE
Alternate ID
SIM2917
ISBN
978-1-4113-0972-2
Authors
BARNARD PATRICK
Version Date
01/01/2006
Regions
CA
Countries
USA
Media
Paper
Format
Flat

Additional Details

Description
San Francisco Bay in Northern California is one of the largest and most altered estuaries within the United States. The sea floor within the bay as well as at its entrance is constantly changing due to strong tidal currents, aggregate mining, dredge disposal, and the creation of new land using artificial fill. Understanding this dynamic sea floor is critical for addressing local environmental issues, which include defining pollution transport pathways, deciphering tectonics, and identifying benthic habitats. Mapping commercial interests such as safe ship navigation and dredge disposal is also significantly aided by such understanding. This poster shows views of the sea floor in west-central San Francisco Bay around Alcatraz and Angel Islands, underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and through its entrance from the Pacific Ocean. The sea floor is portrayed as a shaded relief surface generated from the multibeam data color-coded for depth from light blues for the shallowest values to purples for the deepest.
Survey Date
2006
Print Date
2006
Height In Inches
32.250
Length In Inches
33.500
Boundary Type
Political Unit
Two Sided
No
Pieces
1
Languages
English
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