Accession Number : AD0743998

Title :   Stable Isotope Tracing of Coastal Sand Transport Using Dysprosium Oxide.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Boone,Charles Glenn ; Slowey,J. F.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : A sediment transport study using sand grains coated with stable isotopes of the rare-earth group as tracers was conducted by the Institute of Oceanography of Old Dominion University. Laboratory tests indicated that there was little change in the hydrodynamic properties of the tagged grains and that only small insignificant amounts of the tagging agent were lost through leaching and abrasion. A field test was conducted at Camp Pendleton, Virginia. Samples were collected and subjected to neutron activation analysis to determine the pattern of sediment movement in the littoral zone. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEDIMENTATION, TRACER STUDIES), (*BEACHES, EROSION), SAND, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, LABELED SUBSTANCES, DYSPROSIUM COMPOUNDS, OXIDES, NEUTRON ACTIVATION, THESES, VIRGINIA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE