Accession Number:

ADA242580

Title:

Dredging Research Program: Mobile, Alabama, Field Data Collection Project, 18 August - 2 September 1989. Report 1. Dredged Material Plume Survey Data Report

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

352.0

Abstract:

The Dredging Research Program Technical Area 1 conducted the Mobile, Alabama, Field Data Collection Project MFDCP in 1989 with the objectives of testing acoustic instrumentation for measuring sediment plume dynamics and bottom boundary layer processes, and to develop and refine plume tracking procedures for monitoring the movement of dredged material placed in shallow water. This report provides an overview of equipment and procedures used during the MFDCP together with a presentation of the MFDCP data and analyses results. The MFDCP produced an extensive, high-quality data set by monitoring 18 dredged material plumes, from which eight events were selected for detailed analysis in this report. Components of the MFDCP include acoustic backscatter measurements from two systems water current measurements by an acoustic-Doppler current profiler in situ water sampling pre- and post-deredged material sampling aerial photography accurate ship and barge positioning and local oceanographic and meteorological conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE