Accession Number : AD0724068

Title :   Radioactive Sediment Tracer Tests, Houston Ship Channel, Houston, Texas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Hart,Ellis D.

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Radioactive sediment tracer tests were conducted in the Houston Ship Channel to determine qualitatively the sediment movement in the channel. About 5 curies of the isotope gold 198 was thoroughly mixed with sediment samples from the channel, and the activated sediment was then deposited along the bottom at two locations. The results of tracing the deposits indicated that the activated sediment moved up-stream for several miles. Activity was recorded downstream for only a short distance. Very little lateral movement out of the channel was detected. (Author).

Descriptors :   (*INLAND WATERWAYS, SEDIMENTATION), (*LABELED SUBSTANCES, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES), GOLD, TRACER STUDIES, DEPOSITS, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, RADIATION HAZARDS, TEST EQUIPMENT, SAFETY, SCINTILLATION COUNTERS, DATA PROCESSING, TEXAS, MEXICO GULF

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering
      Isotopes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE