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EOS Transactions Bonus Materials: Large-format figures from "Giant sand waves at the mouth of San Francisco Bay"

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Figure 1 B.

Dominant transport directions at the mouth of San Francisco Bay illustrated by bed form orientation, ebb dominated in the center (transect A-B) and flood dominated along the periphery (transect C-D), due to persistent eddies. Predicted tidal currents from Delft3D are superimposed over the bathymetry, illustrating good agreement between peak flow vectors during ebbing tide and bed form morphology.

Computer-generated images and characteristics of the sea floor at the mouth of San Francisco Bay. See caption above.


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