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Title: Engineering studies in support of Delong Mountain Terminal Project
Authors: Jensen, Robert E.
Scheffner, Norman W.
Smith, S. Jarrell
Webb, Dennis W.
Ebersole, Bruce A.
Keywords: Alaska
Channel infilling
Chukchi Sea
Navigation channel
Nearshore currents
Wave climate
Wave generation
Wave transformation
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL TR ; 02-26.
Description: Technical report
The U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska, conducted a study to investigate the feasibility of constructing an improved zinc-concentrate loading facility at the Delong Mountain Terminal, which is located on the Alaskan coast of the Chukchi Sea. The new facility, along with a deep-draft navigation channel and turning basin, would facilitate direct loading of ocean-going vessels, replacing the system of lightering barges that are now used. Engineering studies done to support the Alaska District included the following: characterization of the wave climate at the site based on field measurements and a 16-year wave hindcast; characterization of current conditions at the site based on measurements of the vertical current structure and model simulations of wind-driven circulation at the site; estimates of navigation channel infilling that might be expected; and ship simulator studies that were to investigate the navigability of the proposed entrance channel and turning basin, including identification of tug requirements.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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