Accession Number : ADA019829

Title :   Vessel Traffic Data for Houston.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Oct 75,

Corporate Author : OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Brown,J. ; Buhler,L. ; Staley,J. ; Nightengale,T.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This report presents data concerning vessel traffic around the Port of Houston. The data was obtained from films of a radar PPI at Texas City Dike in the Houston area. Also, tapes of communications activity on Channel 13 of the VHF/FM Maritime Mobile Band provided data. Data analysis obtained the following: Vessel Density, Vessel Route Identification, Vessel Speed, Close Encounter, Message Activity, Channel Utilization, and Channel Efficiency. Color illustrations reproduced in black and white.

Descriptors :   *Inland waterways, *Marine transportation, *Traffic, Radar reconnaissance, Ship signatures, Plan position indicators, Counting methods, Density, Texas

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE