Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/22663
Title: A guide for using geochemical methods in dredged material, sediment tracking, and sediment budget studies
Authors: Wadman, Heidi M.
Perkey, David W.
Seiter, Jennifer M.
Chappell, Mark A. (Mark Allen)
Lafferty, Brandon J.
Keywords: Coastal sediments
Dredging
Dredge plume tracking
Elemental composition
Geochemical fingerprinting
Geochemistry
Mineralogy
Radioisotopes
Sediment sources and sinks
Sediment control
Sediments (Geology)--Analysis
Sediment tracers
Sediment transport
Sediment particle size
Stable isotopes
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC;TR-17-3
Abstract: Abstract: Effective regional sediment management has the potential to significantly reduce operating costs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers but only if the ultimate sources and sinks of coastal sediment are fully quantified. Geochemical sedimentary markers provide a well-established methodology for fingerprinting the various sources and time frames over which sediment accumulates in regions of concern. This report outlines the basic methodology of how different geochemical signatures can be utilized to identify sources and fates of sediment. These methodologies are then showcased in example case studies (real and hypothetical) that address issues pertinent to the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/22663
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/22663
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