Accession Number:

ADA281876

Title:

The PLUme MEasurement System (PLUMES): A Commercially Available System

Descriptive Note:

Dredging Research Technical notes

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This technical note describes a commercially available field data collection system that can measure suspended sediment concentrations and currents at dredging operations sites. It has the capabilities of the PLUme MEasurement System PLUMES, described in Dredging Research Technical Notes DRP- 1-06 Kraus and Thevenot 1992. During dredging and dredged material disposal operations, cloud or plumes of suspended sediment are produced at the sites of these operations. The temporal and spatial distribution of turbidity from these plumes, and the fate of the suspended sediment in them, are important environmental concerns. PLUMES was developed to obtain measurements that provide quantitative information on these factors

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE