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One of its long-standing goals has been to provide a Web site giving access not only to its maps and images, but also as much of the raw data as possible.
The revised web site was completed and opened to the public this month, according to Susan Cochran, an ECO intern working with Mike Field in the Monterey Bay Office. We invite you to visit the newly revised Web site.
Unique Aspects of the Mamala Bay Web Site: Digital Archiving and a Whole Lot More
Photographs, overview images, and maps of the project provide a resource for educators, students, concerned citizens, and policy makers. Research scientists will be interested in items such as the collections of box core X rays and descriptions, sediment analyses, and seismic profiles.
A complete listing of all publications stemming from this project, including some accessible online, is also available.
Mamala Bay Studies
The health of the ecosystem of Mamala Bay, off Oahu, HI, has been a concern for some time. The effects of decades of ocean disposal offshore of Honolulu were unknown and even the location and possible movement of the disposal material remained undocumented. In response to requests by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in 1991 the USGS Western Coastal and Marine Geology Team (Monty Hampton, Mike Torresan, and Mike Field) began a 5-year partnership to map the dredge disposal material and study the processes that might affect its distribution. The mapping efforts, including a 1998 re-mapping by Jim Gardner using the multibeam system, are now complete. Remaining reports on geochemistry and current processes are in the analysis stage.
in this issue:
Mamala Bay Web Site
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