Observations of Oceanic Processes and Water Quality following Seven Years of CTD Surveys in Santa Monica Bay, California
The Environmental Monitoring Division conducted weekly CTD (con- ductivity-temperature-density) surveys in the Santa Monica Bay from September 1987 through June 1994 as part of a federal and state mandated ocean monitoring program for Los Angeles City's wastewater discharge. The data provide a unique opportunity to track the development and direction of movement of the discharged wastewater. Direction of wastewater field movement was highly variable whereas seasonal development followed general trends. Salinity anomaly, a measure of the deviation from mean salinity, was devised to more effectively detect the wastewater field and provided for estimation of effluent dilution in situ.
Dalkey, Ann and Shisko, John F.
"Observations of Oceanic Processes and Water Quality following Seven Years of CTD Surveys in Santa Monica Bay, California,"
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