Accession Number : ADA112996

Title :   Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Hurricane Protection Plan. Report 1. Prototype Data Acquisition and Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Outlaw,Douglas G

PDF Url : ADA112996

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 625

Abstract : Prototype tidal elevation, current, and wind data were acquired and analyzed as a part of a study to evaluate the effects of the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Hurricane Protection Plan on (a) tidal prism and circulation in Lake Pontchartrain, (b) hurricane surge levels in Lake Pontchartrain and vicinity, and (c) water quality in Lake Pontchartrain. Results of the analysis of prototype tidal elevation and current data will be used during verification of a numerical tidal circulation model. Data were included in the analysis from (a) an intensive tidal elevation and current data acquisition program for a duration of approximately 30 days; (b) a water quality program immediately following the intensive program, for monitoring tidal elevations; and (c) a supplemental tidal elevation and current data acquisition program to provide additional data for numerical model verification. A water quality transect survey was conducted during both the intensive program and the supplemental survey for dissolved oxygen pH, temperature, and conductivity. Tidal analysis results show that the diurnal O1 and K1 constituents have the largest amplitude in Lakes Pontchartrain and Borgne and indicate that the diurnal tides in Lake Pontchartrain are co-oscillating with little change in constituent amplitude over the lake.

Descriptors :   *Lakes, Louisiana, Hurricanes, Flooding, Ocean tides, Elevation, Wind, Water quality, Currents, Temperature, Electrical conductivity, Measurement, Data acquisition, Harmonic analysis

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE