Accession Number : AD0773043

Title :   A Field Investigation of the Hydraulics and Stability of Corpus Christi Water Exchange Pass, Texas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION COASTAL HYDRAULIC AND OCEAN ENGINEERING GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Defehr,Kenneth J. ; Sorensen,Robert M.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : A field study was conducted at Corpus Christi Water Exchange Pass, an artificial tidal inlet connecting the southeast corner of Corpus Christi Bay, Texas with the Gulf of Mexico. The objectives of this study were to determine: (1) the hydraulic characteristics of the inlet, (2) its response to various physical processes, and (3) the nature of its stability. Field work included current measurements, collection and analysis of sediment samples, and measurements of tidal fluctuations in the inlet and Corpus Christi Bay. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Inlets(Waterways), *Texas, *Mexico Gulf, *Hydraulics, Tides, Hurricanes, Sediment transport, Erosion, Ocean currents, Theses

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE