Accession Number : AD0755158

Title :   Periodicities in Interfacial Mixing.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s) : Wright,Lynn D. ; Coleman,James M. ; Suhayda,Joseph N.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Freshwater effluents from river outlets spread and diffuse into ambient marine water; the interactions which take place between these water masses at and immediately seaward of the river mouth are critical in controlling the dissemination of sediment and water transported by the river. Mixing between these water masses, each characterized by differing properties, takes place in many ways and is affected by various mechanisms. These mechanisms control the outflow patterns and hence fundamentally determine the pattern of sediment dissemination, accumulation, and distribution of the bars that form at river mouths. Thus greater understanding of the behavior of the effluent plume would significantly aid charting, navigation, and similar operations in these constantly changing areas of strategic importance. The paper uses various remote-sensing techniques to analyze the behavior of the river plume under varying conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RIVER CURRENTS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES), (*DELTAS, HYDROLOGY), SEDIMENTATION, SALINITY, TEMPERATURE, INFRARED DETECTORS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE