Accession Number : AD0749545

Title :   Geomorphology and Sediments of the Chesapeake Bay Entrance.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Meisburger,Edward P.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The entrance of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Cape Charles and Cape Henry were surveyed to study the bottom morphology and sediments, and subbottom structure, in an effort to locate suitable sand deposits in volumes great enough to economically restore and periodically nourish the shore. Seismic reflection profiles and sediment cores were the basis for the study. Field and laboratory techniques used for the profiles and sediment obtained from the sea floor in lower bay and ocean are presented. Most of the study area is less than 35 feet deep. The study included analyses of borings taken along the route of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel by the Bridge Commission in 1960 and 1961. Cores obtained for a dredging study by the Norfolk District, Corps of Engineers, 1970, were made available and were used in the study. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, *CHESAPEAKE BAY), (*BEACHES, PROTECTION), (*SAND, SOURCES), MARINE GEOLOGY, ECHO RANGING, REFLECTION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE