Currents, wind speed, wind direction, temperature, attenuation, conductivity, and sigma-theta data from moorings deployed off the coast of Palos Verdes, CA from platforms ROBERT GORDON SPROUL, SEAWATCH, and YELLOWFIN from February 15, 2004 to July 8, 2004 (NODC Accession 0067574)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

The Palos Verdes shelf near Los Angeles is contaminated with DDT and PCBs discharged through the White Point ocean outfalls, mostly prior to 1971. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated Superfund remediation activities, including a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS). As part of the RI/FS, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), with assistance from the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD), conducted an oceanographic measurement program on the Palos Verdes shelf from early March through early July 2004. The objectives of the program were to measure currents, temperature, and salinity throughout the water column at high sampling rates; measure near-bottom current speeds, wave-orbital motions, and suspended-sediment concentrations; and use the data collected to determine the quantity and direction of sediment erosion and transport on the shelf. This page links to the data obtained during the field program.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher US National Oceanographic Data Center (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:0067574
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2011-02-18
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
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Temporal 2004-02-14T00:00:00/2004-07-08T00:00:00

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