The Relationship between an Ocean Outfall and Sediment Properties from the San Pedro Shelf, California
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Sediment properties (skewness, kurtosis, dispersion, % gravel, % sand, <br /><br />% silt, % total organic carbon with emphasis on % clay were examined from <br /><br />1985 to 1993 from the San Pedro Shelf, California. The hypothesis tested here <br /><br />was that an ocean outfall has not significantly altered local sediment properties <br /><br />through time. The hypothesis was rejected. The 1993 peak in % clay for all <br /><br />stations was probably related to above average rainfall and runoff associated with <br /><br />the 1992-1993 El Nino.