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Title: Automatic Identification System (AIS) data case study : identifying unofficial mooring areas along the Upper Mississippi River
Authors: Kress, Marin M.
Keywords: Navigation
Ships--Automatic identification systems
Mooring of ships
Mississippi River
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Dredging Operations and Technical Support Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN DOTS-23-2
Abstract: This Dredging Operations and Technical Support (DOTS) program technical note presents the results of a study undertaken at the request of staff from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Rock Island District (MVR) as part of a larger effort examining the potential creation of seven new permanent mooring cells along the Upper Mississippi River in proximity to lock and dam (LD) locations selected by MVR. MVR staff were interested in evaluating vessel traffic and identifying unofficial mooring areas (i.e., waiting areas) in the vicinity of LD7, LD10, LD11, LD14, LD15, LD20, and LD22; they were also interested in travel times from those unofficial mooring areas to the destination lock. The search distance for unofficial mooring areas was limited to 20 miles from the lock, or the distance to the next closest lock if less than 20 miles, in the appropriate direction (i.e., upstream or downstream), as specified by MVR staff.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN DOTS-23-2
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 9 pages / 2.11 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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