Accession Number : AD0756363

Title :   Significance of Clay Minerals in Shoaling Problems,

Corporate Author : COMMITTEE ON TIDAL HYDRAULICS (ARMY) WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Neiheisel,James

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The use of clay mineral ratios in conjunction with diagnostic silt and sand-size heavy minerals from bottom sediment samples within the physiographic units comprising the watersheds which terminate in estuaries along the South Carolina and Georgia coast provides a process-response model capable of delineating the source, transportation direction, and manner of deposition of shoaling materials in a harbor area. Analysis of suspended samples obtained during the tidal cycle at stations from approach directions and within the estuary for composition, concentration, texture, and salinity also enables delineation of circulation patterns of the estuary. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ESTUARIES, SEDIMENTATION), KAOLINITE, MONTMORILLONITE, SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, HARBORS

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE