Annotated Bibliography of Key
Studies and Reports
Barker, G. B. (1971). "The Development of Humboldt Bay Shoals," OCN 199
Oceanography Department, Humboldt State University.
Directed Study. Investigation of Entrance Bay between Point Humboldt
(Buhne Spit) and Elk River Spit. Net accretion estimated between 1939
and 1946 amounted to 461,000 cu yd by SPN in 1946. Study estimated
Elk River Spit accreted from 300 to 1,100 ft during same time period.
Beittel, R. L. (1975). "Hydrographic Structure of North Humboldt Bay," OCN
199, Oceanography Department, Humboldt State University.
Directed study under Dr. John Pequegnat. Hydrographic measurements
of Arcata Bay (North Bay) only with measurements in the summer (July
and August). Temperature, salinity, and water clarity were measured.
Karen Glatzel assisted in the field data collection.
Bodin, P. (1982). "Longshore and Seasonal Variations in Beach Sand,
Humboldt County, CA. Implications for Bulk Longshore Transport Direction,"
M.S. thesis, Humboldt State University.
A study of the sediment textural parameters and mineralogy for the entire
Humboldt littoral cell (False Cape to Trinidad Head). Beach sand
mineralogy was compared to river sediments. The implications
concerning the littoral transport directions were explored.
Borgeld, J. C., Scalici, M. J., and Lorang, M. (1993). "Mad River Mouth
Migration Monitoring Report," California Department of Transportation.
Not reviewed. A companion report to the final report that only addressed
the changes in the immediate vicinity of the Mad River mouth (see
Borgeld et al. (1993) below).
Appendix E Annotated Bibliography of Key Studies and Reports