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Title: Radioactive sediment tracer tests, Houston Ship Channel, Houston, Texas
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Galveston District.
Hart, E. Dale (Ellis Dale)
Keywords: Gold isotopes
Houston Ship Channel
Isotopic labeling
Radioactive isotopes
Sediment transport
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; H-69-2.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Radioactive sediment tracer tests were conducted in the Houston Ship Channel to determine qualitatively the sediment movement in the channel. About 5 curies of the isotope gold-198 was thoroughly mixed with sediment samples from the channel, and the activated sediment was then deposited along the bottom at two locations. The results of tracing the deposits indicated that the activated sediment moved upstream for several miles. Activity was recorded downstream for only a short distance. Very little lateral movement out of the channel was detected.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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