Storm water runoff into Santa Monica Bay: Identification, impact and dispersion

Burton Jones*, Libe Washburn

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Stormwater runoff into the coastal ocean can have major impacts on a variety of oceanographic properties and processes that include coastal currents, coastal nutrient and optical characteristics and contamination from heavy metals, organic compounds and microbial input. Towyo and surface mapping were used to map the three-dimensional distribution of dissolved and particulate components associated with storm water runoff into Santa Monica Bay during the winter of 1996. Three major particle groups were observed during these periods: particles within the storm water runoff; phytoplankton in the water column; and resuspended sediments. These particle have a large effect on the water column optics and may carry a measurable load of absorbed contaminants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on California and the World Ocean. Part 1 (of 2) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 24 1997Mar 27 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 Conference on California and the World Ocean. Part 1 (of 2)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period03/24/9703/27/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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