Accession Number : ADA018946

Title :   A Census of Marine Traffic in a Selected Sector of the Lower Mississippi River Derived from Side-Looking Airborne Radar Data.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN

Personal Author(s) : McIntosh,J. A. ; Farmer,L. D.

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A side-looking airborne radar was used to map selected portions of the Lower Mississippi River System extending from Baton Rouge, LA, to the Passes, during the period 16 through 19 August 1975 for the purpose of sampling the number of vessels underway at any one time as functions of the time of day and of the sector of the area. An average of 218 vessels were observed in this area during this period.

Descriptors :   *Water traffic, *Harbors, *Side looking radar, Census, Coast Guard, Surveillance, Safety, Louisiana

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE