Accession Number : ADA293018

Title :   Use of Seabed Drifters for Locating and Monitoring Dredged Material Placement Sites. Environmental Effects of Dredging.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Clausner, James E.

PDF Url : ADA293018

Report Date : MAR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The purpose of this note provides information on using seabed drifters (SBDs) to help locate optimum sites for placing dredged material, for both nearshore berms (feeder berms) and offshore mounds (stable berms). In addition, guidance is given for using SBI)s to monitor potential sediment transport pathways at existing dredged material placement sites. Some of the information provided is based on results from DUCK 85 and SUPERDUCK, two large coastal processes experiments conducted during the fall of 1985 and 1986, respectively, on the outer banks of North Carolina. Seabed drifter Investigations during SUPERDUCK were directed specifically toward offshore dredged material placement applications. Other guidance is based on monitoring associated with past and ongoing projects of Corps Districts. -BKA

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *DREDGED MATERIALS, *OCEAN BOTTOM SOILS, DEPLOYMENT, RECOVERY, COASTAL REGIONS, MONITORING, COST ANALYSIS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, TIDAL CURRENTS, SAMPLING, WIND VELOCITY, ACOUSTIC EQUIPMENT, WASTE DISPOSAL, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, DREDGING, SOIL STABILIZATION.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE