Sedimentation Investigation at Masirah Island, Oman.
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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The saltwater intake structure groin built in 1982 by the United States will not cause sediment to accumulate and cover either this or nearby Sultanate Oman Air Force SOAF intake structure. The intake groin will not cause erosion but will create a slightly more stable beach. If a proposed pier is built over the U. S.-built groin, or as near south of it as possible, pier length will be reduced to a minimum if a compound pier--consisting of a rubble-fill section extending to the end of the existing groin and a pile-supported section extending to the piers end--is constructed, sedimentation problems at the U. S.-built and SOAF saltwater intakes will be minimized and effects on nearby beaches will be acceptable. In addition to presenting these conclusions, the report provides wave and current data for use in design of the proposed pier and presents a means of using current speed and wave height to predict percents of time the pier can be used for vessels with specific handling characteristics. Appendices A-E provide background, describe data collection and analysis procedures used, and present more specifically the findings on which the reports conclusions are based.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering