Accession Number : AD0748815

Title :   Radioactive Sediment Tracer Tests Near the North and South Jetties, Galveston Harbor Entrance,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Ingram,L. F. ; Cummins,R. S. ; Simmons,H. B.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The tests described herein were conducted to determine whether potential shoaling material passes through or around the north and south jetties of Galveston Harbor from the Gulf of Mexico sides of the jetties into the entrance channel area. Approximately 3 curies of particulate tracer material (ground glass) labeled with gold 198, simulating the bottom sediments outside the jetties, was released at each of seven locations on a line about 100 yd north of the north jetty and at three locations on a line about 50 yd south of the south jetty. The north jetty tests involved three separate tracer releases: the first releases were at water-depth contours of 3, 6, and 9 ft mlw; were at contours of 13, 24, and 37 ft mlw. The south jetty test was a single operation with trace releases at water-depth contours of 6, 15, and 30 ft mlw. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HARBORS, SEDIMENTATION), TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, TRACER STUDIES, LABELED SUBSTANCES, GOLD, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEXAS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Isotopes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE