Suspended matter in Monterey Bay, California: some aspects of its distribution and mineralogy.
Tucker, Steven P.
Andrews, Robert S.
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The distribution of suspended particulate matter in Monterey Bay, California, was characterized by the ratio of light scattering at 45° to that at 135° , by particle volume distributions, and by constituent distributions. X-ray methods were used to identify the mineral constituents . Distributions were highly variable with time and location. Although high scattering ratios and high volume distributions were found in the same vicinity, there appeared to be a lack of correlation between their absolute values. Scattering ratios were found to vary greatly with depth. The minerals detected in the water column at the Pajaro and the Salinas River mouths did not form separate and distinct regions. Of the characteristic minor constituents, jadeite was found to predominate in the Pajaro River area.
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