SP-399 SKYLAB EREP Investigations
FIGURE 6-20.-Observations of
variations in sediment concentration in San Francisco Bay,
California. (a) S190B color photograph showing the detailed
surface-current structure. The spreading of the waters entering San
Pablo Bay and the Pacific Ocean is clearly observable during this
high sediment discharge period (SL4-92-336). (b) Green-band density
plots from the S19OB color photograph with density contours as
indicated. Contour intervals represent high (no. 1) to low (no. 4)
reflectance (high to low sediment concentration). (c) Dredge disposal
plot overlain by suspended-sediment distribution in San Pablo Bay.
Correlation between sediment transport pattern and areas of high (10)
to low (1) percentage of dredged material can be noted.
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