Accession Number : AD0733951

Title :   The Use of Radioisotopes in Sediment Transport Studies,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Cummins,R. S. , Jr. ; Ingram,L. F.

Report Date : MAR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : In 1956 the U. S. Army Engineer District, San Francisco, in conjunction with the University of California, undertook a sediment tracing project using radioactive tracers in San Francisco Bay. This initial investigation indicated the tremendous possibilities of the technique for sediment studies and assisted with the development of special tracing equipment and methods of labeling sediments. In 1960 the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station selected a group of trained personnel to continue such tests for other Corps of Engineers offices as the occasion arose. Tests have since been conducted at Galveston Harbor, Texas, and in Cape Fear River, south of Wilmington, North Carolina. The tracer material selected for use in each instance was gold 198, which is a short half-life, low energy gamma emitter. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HARBORS, SEDIMENTATION), (*TRACER STUDIES, SEDIMENTATION), SILT, RIVERS, TEXAS, NORTH CAROLINA, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, GOLD

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Isotopes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE