Open-File Report 98-475
The major objective of cruise A2-98 was to map portions of the southern California continental margin, including mapping in detail US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) ocean dumping sites. Mapping was accomplished using a high-resolution multibeam mapping system. The cruise was a jointly funded project between the USEPA and the US Geological Survey (USGS). The USEPA is specifically interested in a series of ocean dump sites off San Diego, Newport Beach, and Long Beach (see Fig. 1 in report) that require high-resolution base maps for site monitoring purposes. The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program has several on-going projects off southern California that lack high-precision base maps for a variety of ongoing geological studies. The cruise was conducted under a Cooperative Agreement between the USGS and the Ocean Mapping Group, University of New Brunswick, Canada.
First posted March 18, 2000
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Gardner, J. V., Mayer, L. A., 1998, Cruise Report; RV Ocean Alert Cruise A2-98-SC; Mapping the Southern California Continental Margin; March 26 through April 11, 1998; San Diego to Long Beach, California: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-475, 26 pp., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/0475/.