Accession Number : ADA137142

Title :   Sedimentation Investigation at Masirah Island, Oman.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Everts,C H ; Garcia,A W ; Meisburger,E P

PDF Url : ADA137142

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The saltwater intake structure (groin) built in 1982 by the United States will not cause sediment to accumulate and cover either this or nearby Sultanate Oman Air Force (SOAF) intake structure. The intake groin will not cause erosion but will create a slightly more stable beach. If a proposed pier is built over the U. S.-built groin, or as near south of it as possible, pier length will be reduced to a minimum; if a compound pier--consisting of a rubble-fill section extending to the end of the existing groin and a pile-supported section extending to the pier's end--is constructed, sedimentation problems at the U. S.-built and SOAF saltwater intakes will be minimized and effects on nearby beaches will be acceptable. In addition to presenting these conclusions, the report provides wave and current data for use in design of the proposed pier and presents a means of using current speed and wave height to predict percents of time the pier can be used for vessels with specific handling characteristics. Appendices A-E provide background, describe data collection and analysis procedures used, and present more specifically the findings on which the report's conclusions are based.

Descriptors :   *Sediment transport, Arabia, Islands, Arabian Sea, Waterfront structures, Piers, Shores, Soil erosion, Beach erosion, Sedimentation, Ocean waves, Ocean currents, Geomorphology

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE