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CITY'S BEAUTIFUL BUT HIDDEN SAND DUNES

Unfortunately, they're beneath 300 feet of water outside the Golden Gate

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These are bonus materials to the EOS publication of July 18, 2006:
"Giant sand waves at the mouth of San Francisco Bay," by Patrick L. Barnard, Daniel M. Hanes, David M. Rubin, and Rikk G. Kvitek
[Download PDF (314 K)]

citation: Barnard, P.L., Hanes, D.M, Rubin, D.M. and Kvitek, R.G., 2006. Giant sand waves at the mouth of San Francisco Bay. EOS Transactions, Volume 87, Number 29, p. 285-286.

For information on the survey see Appendix and/or the EOS Article.

Large-format figures from EOS publication

These are full page versions of the figures in the publication.

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Figure 1A, 213 kb

Oblique view of the giant sand waves and other bed forms at the mouth of San Francisco Bay.

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Figure 1B, 253 kb

Dominant transport directions at the mouth of San Francisco Bay...

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Figure 2, 286 kb

Overview of large sand wave field and high-resolution difference map of two surveys...

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Figure 3, 236 kb

Diversity of bed forms at the mouth of San Francisco Bay, just seaward of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Additional sand wave images

These images were created in Fledermaus with a 2 m grid, 3x vertical exaggeration and a Sun azimuth of 240 degrees. The images are in TIFF image format. The images show oblique views of the sea floor at the mouth of San Francisco Bay.

FILE SIZE WARNING: Images are 4.4 MB (4,400 KB) and may take several minutes to download depending on your internet connection.

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Fly-through movies

These movies were created in Fledermaus with a 2 m grid, 3x vertical exaggeration and a Sun azimuth of 240 degrees. They simulate a fly-through of areas of the sea floor of the mouth of San Francisco Bay.

FILE SIZE WARNING: File sizes are quite large, and will take several minutes to download depending on your internet connection.

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