Accession Number : ADA140759

Title :   Interpretative Analysis of Surficial Sediments as an Aid in Transport Studies of Dredged Materials Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Ferland,M A ; Weishar,L L

PDF Url : ADA140759

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Analyses of surface and core Sediment samples; dredging records; bathymetric surveys; wind, wave, and current data; and pertinent literature were undertaken to determine the amount and direction of sediment transport from a dredge disposal site. The site is located 4.5 miles east of Cocoa Beach, Florida, in 40-55 ft of water, on the inner continental shelf. Dredge disposal material is composed of clay, silt, and fine sand removed from the entrance channel to Port Canaveral Harbor located approximately 7 miles to the north. Volumetric calculations were made using 1983 bathymetric data. Sediment analysis and subsequent plotting of sedimentologic parameters (mean grain size, standard deviation, and skewness) revealed no trends in sediment distribution at the disposal site. Sediment transport studies conducted in the Cape Canaveral region by previous investigators indicate that net movement is alongshore, or approximately north-south. Results of this study suggest that detailed site-specific data are necessary in order to make conclusive statements about sediment transport off the disposal site.

Descriptors :   *Sediment transport, Florida, North Atlantic Ocean, Continental shelves, Ocean bottom, Sediments, Dredged materials, Waste disposal, Ocean currents, Sites

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE