Accession Number:

ADA050812

Title:

Aquatic Disposal Field Investigations, Galveston, Texas, Offshore Disposal Site; Appendix A: Investigation of the Hydraulic Regime and Physical Nature of Sedimentation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

MOODY COLL OF MARINE SCIENCES AND MARITIME RESOURCES GALVESTON TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of a multifaceted investigation of the geological processes of deposition, erosion, and transport of dredged material within the area of the Galveston offshore Dredged Material Disposal Site DMDS during the period of 6 March 1975-20 November 1976. This study involved two major phases a pilot study designed to rapidly survey the DMDS and environs, and an experimental study to delineate natural changes in the physical and geological characteristics of the study area after disposal had occurred. The latter study involved the monitoring of dredged material disposal at selected locations to determine the physical-geological processes active. Control sites were also monitored for comparison. Hydrographic data were collected to delineate current and wave effects within the DMDS, and flume experiments were conducted to determine the hydrodynamic characteristics of dredged material placed in the area.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE