14. ABSTRACT (Concluded)
The purpose of the data review, in support of the inlet study of Humboldt Bay, is to locate, identify, and catalog
as large a portion of the available data as practicable. The intent is to identify a database that will provide
substantial information and knowledge needed to facilitate a successful and complete study of the inlet. Historic data
and data sources are needed for the evaluation of the evolution of the inlet and anthropogenic influences during the
past 150 years. Recent physical processes data, and data sources, are also needed for framing and simulating the
existing physical dynamic attributes of the inlet. Only when both the past evolution and the existing properties of
the inlet are understood, can possible approaches to improvements be investigated and identified.