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Summary Information for Field Activity 2004-058-FA

Area of Operations: Palos Verdes Shelf, Los Angeles, California, United States, North America, North Pacific

Dates: February 09, 2004 to February 17, 2004

Chief scientist: Marinna Martini

   Jingping Xu, USGS-Menlo Park

Objectives: Deploy 2 tripods, one subsurface mooring and 2 surface moorings on Palos Verdes Shelf to measure waves, turbulence, circulation, sediment resuspension, etc.

Type of Activity: Mooring work;

Information to be derived: Time series data; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary: Moorings deployed: 4 (#757, 758 and 760, all recovered FA 04059 SPROUL June 10, 2004; #759 recovered FA 04060 SEA WATCH Apr. 6, 2004).

Contact: Marinna Martini (

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-1-04-SC. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Wiberg, Patricia L., and Sherwood, Christopher R.,2008, Calculating wave-generated bottom orbital velocities from surface-wave parameters: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34, no. 10: p. 1243-1262. (Also available at

Noble, Marlene A., Rosenberger, Kurt J., Xu, Jingping, Signell, Richard P., and Steele, Alex,2009, Connections among the spatial and temporal structures in tidal currents, internal bores, and surficial sediment distributions over the shelf off Palos Verdes, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5094, 41 p.. (Also available at

Data Types and Locations:

Oceanographic Measurements

mooring data


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