Bathymetry of the Gulf and Peninsular Province of the Californias
J. Paul Dauphin, Gordon E. Ness, 1991. "Bathymetry of the Gulf and Peninsular Province of the Californias", The Gulf and Peninsular Province of the Californias, J. Paul Dauphin, Bernd R. T. Simoneit
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A new bathymetric map of the Gulf of California and surrounding region has been produced. The map incorporates previously published data along with a large volume of new data collected on cruises conducted as part of a cooperative effort between Oregon State University and the General Directorate of Oceanography of the Mexican Navy. It provides some new detail on the west side of the peninsula and offshore of southern Mexico. The map consists of two sheets, which can be spliced together. The tracklines for the various cruises are printed on the backs of the maps and can be viewed by using a light table. The map encompasses the entire province at one scale, on one kind of projection, and at one contour interval.
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The Gulf of California is an excellent laboratory for studying sedimentary processes on time scales that are not resolvable in the open ocean. The high biological productivity and the unique physical character of the gulf combine to produce sedimentological processes that preserve annual phenomena. This volume is organized into six sections. Part 1 covers historical exploration of the area. Part 2 includes 5 chapters detailing information contained on the 5 fold-out maps that accompany the volume. Part 3 consists of chapters on regional geophysics and geology. Part 4 covers satellite geodesy. Part 5's seven chapters discuss physical oceanograpy, primary productivity, and sedimentology. Part 6 covers hydrothermal processes.