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Noble, Xu, Rosenfeld, Largier, Hamilton, Jones, and Robertson, 2003, Huntington Beach Shoreline Contamination Investigation, Phase III: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 03-62, version 1.0

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1. Background
2. Hypotheses
3. Objectives and Methods
4. Measurement Program
5. Major Findings:
5.1. Surfzone Bacterial Contamination Patterns
5.2. Outfall Plume Tracking
5.3. Coastal Transport Processes
6. Transport Processes
7. Conclusions
8. References
9. Acknowledgements


8. References

Gardner, W.D., 1989. Periodic resuspension in Baltimore Canyon by focusing of internal waves. JGR, 94, 18185-18194

Grant, S., C. Webb, B. Sanders, A. Boehm, J. Kim, J. Redman, A. Chu, R. Mrse, S. Jiang, N. Gardiner, and A. Brown. 2000. Huntington Beach Water Quality Investigation Phase II: An Analysis of Ocean, Surf Zone, Watershed, Sediment and Groundwater Data Collected from June 1998 through September 2000. Final Report.

Orange County Sanitation District, 1999. Huntington Beach Closure Report, Phase I final report.

Maa, J.P.-Y., L.D. Wright, C.-H. Lee, and T.W. Shannon, 1993. VIMS sea carousel: a field instrument for studying sediment transport. Marine Geology, 115, 271-287.

MEC (MEC Analytical Systems, Inc) 2000. Huntington Beach Closure: Relationships Between High Counts of Bacteria on Huntington Beaches and Potential Sources. Final Report to Orange County Sanitation District. January 2000. 13 pages plus tables and figures.

MEC (MEC Analytical Systems, Inc) 2001. Strategic Process Study, Plume Tracking. June 1999 to Septemter 2000. Final Report, Volume I Executive Summary.

SAIC and MEC. 1991. Proposed Elimination of Selected Water Quality Parameters, Total Suspended Solids and Oil and Grease, and Reduction in Sampling Effort for Other Parameters From the Orange County Offshore Water Quality Monitoring Program. Final Report to Orange County Sanitation District. 12 pages plus appendices.

9. Acknowledgements

The authors thank Joanne Ferreira, Marinna Martini, Jonathan Borden, Richard Rendigs, Kevin O'Toole, Dave Ganzales, Hal Williams, Fran Lightsom, Marla Stone and the captain and crew of R/V Robert Gordon Sproul for preparing, deploying and recovering the many types of instruments used in this project. Lori Hibbeler created the HTML document. Juliet Kinney and Kevin Orzech helped making all the figures here as well as in the final report. We also thank Jonatha Warrick for reviewing the manuscript.

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