Coastal Processes Study at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA: Summary of Data Collection 2004-2006
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2007_1217

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Summary
Abstract: Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California, contains a persistent erosional section in the shadow of the San Francisco ebb tidal delta and south of Sloat Boulevard that threatens valuable public infrastructure as well as the safe recreational use of the beach. Coastal managers have been discussing potential mediation measures for over a decade, with little scientific research available to aid in decision making. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) initiated the Ocean Beach Coastal Processes Study in April 2004 to provide the scientific knowledge necessary for coastal managers to make informed management decisions. This study integrates a wide range of field data collection and numerical modeling techniques to document nearshore sediment transport processes at the mouth of San Francisco Bay, with emphasis on how these processes relate to erosion at Ocean Beach. The Ocean Beach Coastal Processes Study is the first comprehensive study of coastal processes at the mouth of San Francisco Bay.

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Description: Report and data on Coastal Processes Study at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA: Summary of Data Collection 2004-2006.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 39.0 S: 37.0  E: -121.0  W: -124.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Patrick L. Barnard, Jodi Eshleman, Li Erikson and Daniel M. Hanes
Dataset Title: Coastal Processes Study at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA: Summary of Data Collection 2004-2006
Dataset Series Name: Open File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2007
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1217/


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA


Science Keywords
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >EROSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENT TRANSPORT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENTATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS


Instrument
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]


Keywords
OFR
Open File Report
Coastal Processes
Erosion
Sediment
Sediment Transport


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Publications-Western Region,Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHAEL F. DIGGLES
Phone: (650) 329-5404
Email: mdiggles at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road
Mail Stop 531
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA


Personnel
MICHAEL F. DIGGLES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (650) 329-5404
Email: mdiggles at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road
Mail Stop 531
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-10-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-10-30

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