Accession Number : ADA304954

Title :   Longshore Suspended Sediment Transport at the Mouth of the Colorado River, Matagorda, Texas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Beach, Reginald A.

PDF Url : ADA304954

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The primary objective of this investigation was to increase understanding of mean suspended sediment concentration and longshore sediment transport rates in response to varying offshore wave conditions. Explicit objectives were as follows: (a) assist and advise in the deployment and collection of field data using optical suspended sensors during WES experiments at Colorado River, TX, (b)assist in the analysis and interpretation of such data, (c) use such data to evaluate the ability of wave-current interaction sediment transport theory to calculate the observed suspended load and longshore flux of sediment, (d) prepare and deploy fiber-optic suspended sediment sensors during WES experiments at Colorado River, TX, and (e) analyze data collected with the fiber-optic sensor. Addressing these objectives requires accurate measurement of the time-varying concentration field and fluid forcing. (MM)

Descriptors :   *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *SUSPENDED SEDIMENTS, FIBER OPTICS, WATER WAVES, FLUX(RATE), ACCURACY, BACKSCATTERING, CONCENTRATION(COMPOSITION), DATA ACQUISITION, RIVERS, OPTICAL CIRCUITS, OPTICAL DETECTORS, SEDIMENTS, TEXAS, SHORES, OFFSHORE, COLORADO RIVER.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE