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Historical USGS Data Reports

Listed below are the original water quality and nutrient USGS Open-File data reports. They are available online at the USGS publications warehouse.

To cite data from this website in a publication, please use Cloern, J.E., and Schraga, T.S.,2016, USGS Measurements of Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (CA), 1969-2015: U. S. Geological Survey data release https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TQ5ZPR


Water Quality Data Reports 1969-1998

1998 data
Arnsberg, A.J., Cole, B.E., and Cloern, J.E., 1998, Studies of the San Francisco Bay, California Estuarine Ecosystem: Regional monitoring program results, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-68, 217p.

1997 data
Baylosis, J.I., Edmunds, J.L, Cole, B.E., and Cloern, J.E., 1998, Studies of the San Francisco Bay, California Estuarine Ecosystem: Regional monitoring program results, 1997: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-168, 194p.

1996 data
Baylosis, J.I., Edmunds, J.L, Cole, B.E., and Cloern, J.E., 1997, Studies of the San Francisco Bay, California Estuarine Ecosystem: Pilot regional monitoring results, 1996: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-598, 203p.

1995 data
Edmunds, J.L., Cole, B.E., Cloern, J.E., and Dufford, R.G., 1997, Studies of the San Francisco Bay, California, Estuarine Ecosystem. Pilot Regional Monitoring Program Results, 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-15, 380p.

1994 data
Edmunds, J.L., Cole, B.E., Cloern, J.E., Caffrey, J.M., and Jassby, A.D., 1995, Studies of the San Francisco Bay, California, Estuarine Ecosystem. Pilot Regional Monitoring Program Results, 1994: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-378, 436p.

1993 data
Caffrey, J.M., Cole, B.E., Cloern, J.E., Rudek, J.R., Tyler, A.C., and Jassby, A.D., 1994, Studies of the plankton and its environment in the San Francisco Bay Estuary, California, Regional Monitoring Results, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-82, 411p.

1992 data
Wienke, S.M., Cole, B.E. Cloern, J.E., and Alpine, A.E., 1993, Plankton studies in San Francisco Bay. XIV. Chlorophyll distributions and hydrographic properties in San Francisco Bay, 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-423, 175p.

1991 data
Wienke, S.M., Cole, B.E., Cloern, J.E., and Alpine, A.E., 1992, Plankton studies in San Francisco Bay. XIII. Chlorophyll distributions and hydrographic properties in San Francisco Bay, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-158, 116p.

1990 data
Wienke, S.M., Cole, B.E., Cloern, J.E., and Alpine, A.E., 1991. Plankton studies in San Francisco Bay. XII. Chlorophyll distributions and hydrographic properties in San Francisco Bay, 1990: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-476. 85p.

1988-1989 data
Wienke, S.M., Cloern, J.E., and Cole, B.E., 1990, Plankton studies in San Francisco Bay. XI. Chlorophyll distributions and hydrographic properties in San Francisco Bay, 1988-1989: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-562, 212p.

1987 data
Wienke, S.M., Alpine, A.E., Cloern, J.E., and Cole, B.E., 1990, Plankton studies in San Francisco Bay. X. Chlorophyll distributions and hydrographic properties in San Francisco Bay: 1987, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-145, 50p.

1984-1986 data
Alpine, A.E., Wienke, S.M., Cloern, J.E., and Cole, B.E., 1988, Plankton Studies in San Francisco Bay, IX, Chlorophyll distributions and hydrographic properties of South San Francisco Bay, 1984-1986: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 88-319, 86p.

1983 data
Alpine, A.E., Wienke, S.M., Cloern, J.E., Cole, B.E., and Wong, R.L.J., 1985, Plankton Studies in San Francisco Bay, VIII, Chlorophyll distributions and hydrographic properties of South San Francisco Bay, 1983: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 85-196, 58p.

1981-2 data Unpublished

1980 data
Ota, A.Y., Schemel, L.E., and Tembruell, M.A., 1988, Physical and Chemical Properties of San Francisco Bay, California, 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-421, 251p.

1977- 1979 data
Alpine, A.E., Cloern, J.E., and Cole, B.E., 1981, Plankton Studies in San Francisco Bay 1, chlorophyll distributions and hydrographic properties of the San Francisco Bay estuary, July 1977-December 1979: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-213, 150 p.

1969-1976 data
Smith, R.E., Herndon, R.E., and Harmon, D.D., 1979, Physical and chemical properties of San Francisco Bay waters, 1969-1976: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 79-511, 607 p.


Nutrient Data Reports 1969-1993

1995 data
Hager, S.W. and L.E. Schemel, 1997.Dissolved nutrient data for the San Francisco Bay Estuary, California, January through November 1995:U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 97-359, 50p.

1994 data
Hager, S.W., 1997. Dissolved nutrient data for the San Francisco Bay estuary, California, February through November 1994:U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-17, 34p.

1991-1993 data
Hager, S.W., 1994, Dissolved nutrient and suspended particulate matter data for the San Francisco Bay estuary, California, October 1991 through November 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-471, 53 p.

1988-1991 data
Hager, S.W., 1993, Dissolved Nutrient and Suspended Particulate Matter Data for the San Francisco Bay Estuary, California, October 1988 through September 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-57, 51 p.

1984 data
Ota, A.Y., Schemel, L.E., and Hager, S.W., 1986, Physical and Chemical Data for Northern San Francisco Bay, California, September through November 1984: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-228, 32 p.

1980 data
Ota, A.Y., L.E. Schemel, and S.W. Hager, 1989, Physical and chemical properties of San Francisco Bay, California, 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-421, 251p.

1978 data
Smith, R.E. and Herndon, R.E., eds,1983, Physical and Chemical Properties of San Francisco Bay Waters, 1978: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-R-0273, 22 p.

1976-1977
Cole,B.E. and R. E. Herndon. 1979. Hydrographic properties and primary productivity of San Francisco Bay waters, March 1976-July 1977: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-983, 120 p.

1969-1976 data
Smith, R.E., Herndon, R.E., and Harmon, D.D., 1979, Physical and chemical properties of San Francisco Bay waters, 1969-1976: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 79-511, 607 p.

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