Accession Number : ADA315645

Title :   Waterborne Seismic Reflection Investigation of Pool 3, Monongahela River, Pennsylvania Report 1: Interpretation of Geophysical Data.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 1.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sjostrom, Keith J. ; Leist, Rodney L.

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Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 232

Abstract : The objective of the geophysical investigation is to quantify with depth the lateral limits of bottom and subbottom fine-grained sediments in terms of material density and general soil classification to depths of 15 ft below the bottom surface. The results are intended to supplement previously obtained soil samples by providing continuous profile line coverage of the bottom and subbottom sediments along the length of the project area. This will facilitate the accurate positioning of any additional borings that may be required. Report 1 of this study intends to delineate subbottom sediment interfaces, identify river bottom features and general sediment characteristics, and provide preliminary sediment characterization based on available core information. Report 2 of the investigation will concentrate on detailed sediment characterization based on computed acoustic impedance values and inferred sediment density values and material types. Report 2 will follow the in depth sediment analysis of a series of cores strategically collected within the project area. Overall, the seismic reflection data will provide better descriptions of variations in the actual subbottom conditions and help identify the differing sediment layers. Two high resolution subbottom profiling systems and a side scan sonar system were used to meet the primary objectives of the investigation.

Descriptors :   *SEISMIC REFLECTION, *RIVERS, *WATERBORNE, DATA BASES, DENSITY, CORES, INTERFACES, QUANTITY, DEPTH, BOREHOLES, SEISMIC DATA, SOILS, SAMPLING, GEOPHYSICS, SOIL CLASSIFICATION, BOTTOM, SEDIMENTS, ACOUSTIC IMPEDANCE, PENNSYLVANIA, FINE GRAINED MATERIALS, SIDE LOOKING SONAR, SCANNING SONAR, UNDERBOTTOM.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Seismology
      Marine Engineering
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

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