Canyon Processes-Sediment Transport Events

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

This website hosts images and text explaining sediment transport processes and overall morphology of Monterey Bay, California and the adjacent Salinas Valley. Images include a schematic representation of some of the major sediment transport routes for fluvial materials entering the bay and satellite images of suspended sediments during the 1998 flood. This site is designed and maintained by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Clastics , Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediment Transport and Deposition, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Sediments/Sedimentary Rocks: Clastics
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Sedimentary Geology