Accession Number:

ADA202199

Title:

Development of a Predictive Model to Assess the Effects of Extended Season Navigation on Great Lakes Connecting Waters. User's Manual. Prediction of Vessel Impacts in a Confined Waterway

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV HOUGHTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-10-17

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

The object of this study was to develop a method for forecasting the physical effects of the passage of commercial vessels through Great Lakes connecting waters during that period of time when traffic is normally at a minimum due to a more or less continuous ice cover. The physical impacts examined were sediment translocation, water quality effects, direct damage to existing structures, and changes in the gross hydraulic regime. Also associated with the Users Manual but bound separately are Development of a Predictive Model to Assess the Effects of Extended Season Navigation on Great Lakes Connecting Waters, Final Report Appendix A, Site and Soil Conditions Appendix B, Observed Vessel Induced Water Level Drawdowns and Appendix C, Observed Ice Thicknesses and Water Turbidities. Keywords BASIC programming language, IBM PC computers, Computer program listings.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE