Accession Number : AD0786650

Title :   Galveston Harbor: Factors Affecting Pollution and Pollution Monitoring.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Jun 72-15 Oct 73,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Guinasso,Norman L. , Jr

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Available data on the hydrodynamics of Galveston Harbor do not provide a firm basis for the prediction of pollutant transport and dispersion in the harbor. Field measurements of the hydrodynamics of the harbor should be undertaken and should be designed to test the validity of existing models of the harbor, both mathematical and physical. Needed improvements of existing mathematical models of Galveston Harbor include an increase of the horizontal resolution and treatment of vertical density stratification. A pollution monitoring system should include regular surveillance, fixed monitoring stations, and cooperation with local agencies.

Descriptors :   *Water pollution, *Harbors, Monitoring, Hydrodynamics, Predictions, Dispersing, Mathematical models, Stratification, Models, Circulation, Density, Ocean currents, Water quality, Deep water, Texas

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE