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Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center

Coastal Processes

San Francisco Bay Sand and Mud

USGS and partners have studied San Francisco Bay sand and mud since 1894.

Introduction Past Present Future Did you know?  Interesting facts about San Francisco Bay. Newsletter Articles Public Lectures Maps and Posters Videos Overview and Framework Geology Sand Provenance Circulation Patterns and Geomorphic Change Fine Sediment Transport Study Partners Research Projects Science by Location

Most people don't think about the sand and mud in San Francisco Bay until something changes. A lot more, a lot less, a new kind, or in a new place, the sand and mud are always changing.

General Information

Science Behind the Sand and Mud

Scientific journal articles and web pages for scientists. Based on a special volume of the journal Marine Geology, released November 1, 2013.

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