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Selected projects:

Selected publications:

Wong, F.L., Dartnell, Peter, Edwards, B.D., and Phillips, E.L., 2012, Seafloor geology and benthic habitats, San Pedro Shelf, southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 552,

Wong, F.L., Phillips, E.L., Johnson, S.Y., and Sliter, R.W., 2012, Modeling of depth to base of Last Glacial Maximum and seafloor sediment thickness for the California State Waters Map Series, eastern Santa Barbara Channel, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1161, 16 p. and database,

Lorenson, T.D., Leifer, I., Wong, F.L., Rosenbauer, R.J., Campbell, P.L., Lam, A., Hostettler, F.D., Greinert, J., Finlayson, D.P., Bradley, E.S., and Luyendyk, B.P., 2011, Biomarker chemistry and flux quantification methods for natural petroleum seeps and produced oils, offshore Southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5210, 45 p., 4 data files and OCS Study BOEM 2011–016,

Wong, F.L., Rosenbauer, R.J., Campbell, P., Lam, A., Lorenson, T.D., Hostettler, F.D., and Thomas, B., 2011, BP Macondo-1 well oil in sediment and tarballs from the northern Gulf of Mexico shoreline: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1164,

Paskevich, Valerie F., Wong, Florence L., O’Malley, John J., Stevenson, Andrew J., and Gutmacher, Christina E., 2011, GLORIA sidescan sonar imagery for parts of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and adjacent areas: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1332,

Chin, J.L., Woodrow, D.L., McGann, Mary, Wong, F.L., Fregoso, Theresa, and Jaffe, B.E., 2010, Estuarine sedimentation, sediment character, and foraminiferal distribution in central San Francisco Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1130, 58 p., data tables, and GIS data,

Lorenson, T.D, Hostettler, F.D., Rosenbauer, R.J., Peters, K.E., Kvenvolden, K.A., Dougherty, J.A., Gutmacher, C.E., Wong, F.L., and Normark, W.R., 2009, Natural offshore seepage and related tarball accumulation on the California coastline; Santa Barbara Channel and the southern Santa Maria Basin; source identification and inventory: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1225 and MMS report 2009-030, 116 p. and spreadsheets,

Draut, A.E., Hart, P.E., Lorenson, T.D., Ryan, H.F., Wong, F.L., Sliter, R.W., and Conrad, J.E., 2009, Late Pleistocene to Holocene sedimentation and hydrocarbon seeps on the continental shelf of a steep, tectonically active margin, southern California, USA: Marine, doi:10.1007/s11001-009-9076-y

GonzŠlez, F. I., E. L. Geist, B. Jaffe, U. K‚noglu, H. Mofjeld, C. E. Synolakis, V. V. Titov, D. Arcas, D. Bellomo, D. Carlton, T. Horning, J. Johnson, J. Newman, T. Parsons, R. Peters, C. Peterson, G. Priest, A. Venturato, J. Weber, F. Wong, and A. Yalciner, 2009, Probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment at Seaside, Oregon, for near- and far-field, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 114, C11023, 19 p., doi:10.1029/2008JC005132

Fisher, Michael A., Ruppert, Natalia A., White, Randall A., Wilson, Frederic H., Comer, Drew, Sliter, Ray W., and Wong, Florence L., 2009, A distal earthquake cluster concurrent with the 2006 explosive eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska: Tectonophysics, v. 469, p. 25-36, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.01.019

Anima, R.L., Chin, J.L., Finlayson, D.P., McGann, M.L., and Wong, F.L., 2008, Interferometric sidescan mapping, sediment and foraminiferal : USGS Open-File Report 2008-1237,

Xu, J.P., Wong, F.L., Kvitek, Rikk, and Smith, D.P., 2007, Sandwave migration in Monterey Submarine Canyon, central California: Marine Geology, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2007.11.005

Wong, F.L., Venturato, A.J., and Geist, E.L., 2007, GIS data for the Seaside, Oregon, Tsunami Pilot Study to modernize FEMA flood (393 K PDF): Coastal Zone '07, Portland, Oreg., July 22-26, 2007, 5 p.,

Fisher, Michael A., Geist, Eric L., Sliter, Ray, Wong, Florence L., Reiss, Carol, and Mann, Dennis M., 2007, Preliminary analysis of the earthquake (Mw 8.1) and tsunami of April 1, 2007, in the Solomon Islands, southwestern Pacific Ocean (3779 K PDF): Science of Tsunami Hazards - International Journal of the Tsunami Society, v. 26, no. 1, or

Wong, F.L., Venturato, A.J., and Geist, E.L., 2006, Seaside, Oregon, tsunami pilot study -- Modernization of FEMA flood hazard maps: GIS Data: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 236,

Tsunami Pilot Study Working Group [Gonzalez, Frank, Geist, Eric, Synolakis, Costas, Arcas, Diego, Bellomo, Doug, Carlton, David, Horning, Tom, Jaffe, Bruce, Johnson, Jeff, Kanoglu, Utku, Mofjeld, Hal, Newman, Jean, Parsons, Tom, Peters, Robert, Peterson, Curt, Priest, George, Titov, Vasily, Venturato, Angie, Weber, Joe, Wong, Florence, Yalciner, Ahmet], 2006, Seaside, Oregon Tsunami Pilot Study--Modernization of FEMA Flood Hazard Maps: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1234, 161 p.,

Sleeter, Benjamin M., Calzia, James P., Walter, Stephen R., Wong, Florence L., and Saucedo, George J., 2004, Earthquakes and faults in the San Francisco Bay Area (1970-2003), U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2848, scale 1:300,000,

Chin, John L., Wong, Florence L., and Carlson, Paul R, 2004, Shifting shoals and shattered rocks--how man has transformed the floor of west-central San Francisco Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1259, 30 p.

Ross, Stephanie L., Boore, David M., Fisher, Michael A., Frankel, Arthur D., Geist, Eric L., Hudnut, Kenneth W., Kayen, Robert E., Lee, Homa J., Normark, William R., and Wong, Florence L., 2004, Comments on potential geologic and seismic hazards affecting coastal Ventura County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2004-1286,

Wong, Florence L., Anima, Roberto J., Galanis, Peter, Codianne, Jennifer, Xia, Yu, Bucciarelli, Randy, and Hamer, Michael, 2003, Grand Canyon riverbed sediment changes, experimental release of September 2000 -- a sample data set: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-265,

Wong, Florence L., 2002, Heavy mineral provinces of the Palos Verdes margin, southern California: Continental Shelf Research, v. 22, n. 6-7, pp. 899-910, doi:10.1016/S0278-4343(01)00110-8

Lee, Homa J., Sherwood, Christopher R., Drake, David E., Edwards, Brian D., Wong, Florence, and Hamer, Michael, 2002, Spatial and temporal distribution of contaminated, effluent-affected sediment on the Palos Verdes margin, southern California: Continental Shelf Research, v. 22, n. 6-7, pp. 859-880, doi:10.1016/S0278-4343(01)00108-X

Wong, F.L., and Eittreim, S.L., 2001, Continental shelf GIS for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report OF01-179, 1 CD-ROM,

Wong, F.L., 2001b, Heavy-mineral provinces on the continental shelf, in Karl, H.A., Chin, J.L., Ueber, Edward, Stauffer, P.H., and Hendley, J.W. II, eds., Beyond the Golden Gate - Oceanography, geology, biology, and environmental issues in the Gulf of the Farallones: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1198,
p. 28-29 printed
p. 116-121CD

Wong, F.L., 2001, Heavy minerals from the Palos Verdes margin, southern California -- data and factor analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-153,

Eittreim, S.L., Anima, R.J., Stevenson, A.J., and Wong, F.L., 2000, Seafloor rocks and sediments of the continental shelf from Monterey Bay to Point Sur, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2345, 1 sheet, scale 1:100,000 and accompanying digital database,

Chezar, Henry, and Wong, Florence L., 2000, Ano Nuevo to Santa Cruz, California -- A photographic tour of the coastline: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-61, 1 CDROM,

Carlson, P. R., Chin, J. L., and Wong, F. L., 2000, Bedrock knobs in San Francisco Bay -- do navigation hazards outweigh other environmental problems? (2619 K PDF): Engineering and Environmental Geoscience, v. 6, n. 1, pp. 41-56,

Hein, J.R., Wong, F.L, and Mosier, D.L., 1999, Bathymetry of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and vicinity: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2324, 1 sheet, scale 1:2,000,000.

Lee, Homa, Locat, Jacques, Dartnell, Peter, Israel, Kenneth, and Wong, Florence, 1999, Regional variability of slope stability: application to the Eel margin, in The Formation of Continental Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154 i. 1-4, pp. 305-321, doi:10.1016/S0025-3227(98)00120-0

Chin, J.L., Carlson, P.R., Wong, F.L., and Cacchione, D.A., 1998, Multibeam data and socio-economic issues in west-central San Francisco Bay (CA): U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 98-139, 1 sheet,

Wong, F.L., Hamer, M.R., Hampton, M.A., and Torresan, M.E., 1996, Bottom characteristics of an ocean disposal site off Honolulu, Hawaii -- Time-based navigational trackline data managed by routes and events: Redlands, California, Environmental Systems Research Institute, 1996 ESRI Users Conference Proceedings (cdrom), approx. 15 p.

Snavely, Parke D., Jr., Niem, Alan, Wong, Florence L., MacLeod, Norman S., and Calhoun, Tracy K., with major contributions by Minasian, Diane L., and Niem, Wendy, 1996, Geologic map of the Cascade Head area, northwestern Oregon Coast Range (Neskowin, Nestucca Bay, Hebo, and Dolph 7.5-minute quadrangles): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-0534, 16 pages; 2 map sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Torresan, M.E., Hampton, M.A., Gowen, M.H., Barber, Jr., J.H., Zink, L.L., Chase, T.E., Wong, F.L., Gann, J.T., and Dartnell, P., 1995, Final report: acoustic mapping of dredged material disposal sites and deposits in Mamala Bay, Honolulu, Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 95-17, 53 p., 1 map, scale 1:40,000.

Torresan, M.E., Hampton, M.A., Barber, J.H., Jr., and Wong, F.L., 1995, K1-95-HW: Cruise report 1995 Preliminary results Phase III: sediment chemistry and biological sampling survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-839, 94 p.

Wong, F.L., 1995, Sediment distribution on a stream-dominated continental margin, northern California: Implications from heavy-mineral studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file report 95-614, 21 p.

Hampton, M.A., Wong, F.L., Lugo, R.V., and Steele, W.C., 1993, Map of seafloor declivity and fall lines on the continental slope, Gulf of the Farallones, central California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 93-298; map scale 1:250,000.


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