Accession Number:

ADA596860

Title:

Characterization of Underwater Sounds Produced by a Hydraulic Cutterhead Dredge during Maintenance Dredging in the Stockton Deepwater Shipping Channel, California

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS VICKSBURG MS ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Report Date:

2014-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to record and analyze underwater sounds generated by a small hydraulic cutterhead dredge during maintenance dredging in the Stockton Deepwater Shipping Channel SDWSC, California. Of particular interest was determining 1 the sound frequency characteristics of the excavation process, 2 the received sound pressure levels at various distances from the source, 3 the predicted source level, and 4 ambient sound sources in the study area. These data will fill important knowledge gaps and inform future dredging project management decisions.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE