Accession Number:

AD0728664

Title:

Effects of a Power Plant Discharge into Monterey Bay at Moss Landing.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The effects of a power plant discharge into Monterey Bay at Moss Landing are investigated. Possible effects of increased temperatures upon the metabolic and behavioral patterns of biota are presented. These effects are usually very subtle, and depend upon the physical as well as the biological characteristics of an area. Temperature studies at Moss Landing indicate an exponential-like decay of temperature with increasing area surrounding the discharge. Due to changing physical conditions, the size and shape of the warm water plume are subject to appreciable variations. Heat budget calculations predict only a small amount of the heat discharged into the Bay excapes to the atmosphere, although turbulence near the discharge probably accounts for a much larger heat loss to the atmosphere than predicted by calculations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE