Accession Number:

ADA030638

Title:

Effects of Hurricane Surge Barrier on Hydraulic Environment, Jamaica Bay, New York; Hydraulic Model Investigation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1967-Jul 1975

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

267.0

Abstract:

An existing comprehensive physical model that correctly reproduced tides, tidal currents, hurricane surges, and salinity distribution throughout the New York Harbor area and especially the Jamaica Bay complex was used to determine the effects of 13 different hurricane surge barrier plans on the hydraulic environment of Jamaica Bay. The study included tests in the model to determine a the size of the upgated navigation opening that will provide the suppression required inside Jamaica Bay during periods of hurricanes and northeasterly storms b the maximum current velocities in and near the navigation opening that will be experienced by navigation during normal tidal conditions c the effects of the hurricane surge protection structure on tides, tidal currents, salinities, and pollution dispersion patterns within the bay for normal tide conditions and d the minimum area of gated tidal passages required to maintain existing conditions in the bay with respect to salinities and pollution dispersion. During the course of the study, additional tests were conducted to investigate schemes to enhance circulation within the bay.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE