California Sea Grant College Program
Observation of Physical Fluxes Between an Estuary and the Ocean
- Author(s): Stacey, Mark
- Powell, Thomas
- et al.
The work has been focused on observations of ocean-estuary exchange at the mouth of San Francisco Bay. The observational program consisted of 6 transect experiments, each capturing a complete 24-hour tidal day (with 2 exceptions due to instrument failures), spanning various seasons and tidal conditions. Using repeated transects of water velocity, conductivity, temperature, optical backscatter, and chlorophyll fluorescence, we have made great strides in developing a clear, quantitative understanding of ocean-estuary exchange in San Francisco Bay.