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Title: Mobile, Alabama, Field Data Collection Project : 18 August-2 September 1989. Report 1, Dredged material plume survey data report
Authors: Dredging Research Program (U.S.)
Kraus, Nicholas C.
Keywords: Sediment transport
Fluid dynamics
Dredging spoil
Mobile Bay
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The Dredging Research Program Technical Area 1 entitled "Analysis of Dredged Material Placed in Open Water" conducted the Mobile, Alabama, Field Data Collection Project (MFDCP) in 1989 off Mobile, Alabama, with the objectives of testing acoustic instrumentation for measuring sediment plume dynamics and bottom boundary layer processes, and to develop and refine plume tracking procedures for monitoring the movement of dredged material placed in shallow water. This report, consisting of six separately authored chapters, collectively provides an overview of equipment and procedures used during the MFDCP together with a presentation of the MFDCP data and analyses results. The MFDCP produced an extensive, high-quality data set by monitoring 18 dredged material plumes, from which eight events were selected for detailed analysis in this report. Components of the MFDCP include: acoustic backscatter measurements from two systems; water current measurements by an acoustic-Doppler current profiler; in situ water sampling; pre- and post-dredged material sampling; aerial photography; accurate ship and barge positioning; and local oceanographic and meteorological conditions.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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