In August 1993, a program was begun to study the mechanisms that govern the circulation within and the transport of sediment and water through Monterey Submarine Canyon. This is a very large, deep submarine canyon off central California that incises the continental margin from the outer slope to close to the coastline. A key component of the study was to document the interactions between circulation patterns above the canyon, within the canyon, and past the mouth of the canyon.
The first part of this program entailed deploying a set of six moorings to measure current, temperature, salinity, and water clarity for one year within Monterey Canyon. The information from the moorings can be found in the U. S. Geological Survey Open File Report 95-838.
In the second part of this program, which is the subject of this report, four cruises were conducted during August 1993 to November 1994 within Monterey Bay and along the Monterey Canyon to collect salinity, temperature, and water clarity data with depth (CTD data).
The data from each of the four cruises are presented in detail in four separate reports. This report describes and depicts the data collected from the RN Robert Gordon Sproul cruise S-1-94-MB (labeled in our reports as S-1-94-MB).
|Title||The Monterey Submarine Canyon, California, CTD Data Report Part C: The R/V Robert Gordon Sproul Cruise S-1-94-MB, Aug. 17 - 22, 1994|
|Authors||Jennifer L. Martin, Marlene A. Noble, Leslie K. Rosenfeld, Franklin B. Schwing, Cynthia H. Pilskaln|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Open-File Report|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||U.S. Geological Survey|