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Title: AIS data case study : river level and vessel approach variation at Melvin Price Locks and Dam in St. Louis District
Authors: Tabbert, Cory R.
Vest, John C.
Rhoads, Aron M.
Myers, Dillen J.
Lauth, Timothy J.
Brauer, Edward J.
Wallace, James K.
Gordon, David C.
Kress, Marin M.
Keywords: Navigation--Performance
Mississippi River
Melvin Price Locks and Dam (Ill.)
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL CHETN-IX-51
Abstract: The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District (MVS), manages multiple lock and dam structures on the Mississippi River. One of these, Melvin Price Locks and Dam (MPLD), was the subject of at least 12 allision events from downbound (southbound) vessels between January and November 2018 according to US Coast Guard (USCG) records, an unusually high number for this location. In an effort to understand how vessel operations change under varying river conditions, historical river gauge data and historical vessel position data for both upbound (northbound) and downbound (southbound) traffic were examined together to describe general approach paths for vessels at different water levels. Historic tracks for vessels involved in allision events are not included in this work because of ongoing investigations at the time of publication.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL CHETN-IX-51
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 5 pages / 711.34 Kb
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