Houston-Galveston navigation channels, Texas Project. Report 1, Galveston Bay field investigation
Fagerburg, Timothy L., George M. Fisackerly, Joseph W. Parman, Clara J. Coleman
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The field investigation report herein was conducted by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, MS, from 9 July 1990 through 16 January 1991, to provide the data for support of the numerical simulation of Galveston Bay for the U.S. Army Engineer District, Galveston....The purposes of the overall Galveston Bay monitoring program are to (a) provide the necessary boundary conditions, initial conditions, and verification data for a comprehensive numerical simulation of Galveston Bay; and (b) define the hydraulic response of the bay to vessel transits and climatic events. The purpose of this report is to provide a permanent record of the instrumentation and techniques employed during the field investigation and to make the data available for use....This report presents representative results of the field investigation of the Galveston Bay system during July 1990 through January 1991. Measurements consisted of the following: A. Short term (1) Water-surface elevations. (2) Salinity and temperature measurements. (3) Current speed and direction profiles at fixed depths. (4) Suspended sediment samples at each of the ranges. (5) Wind speed and direction at a central location in the study area. B. Long term (1) Water-surface elevations. (2) Salinity and temperature measurements. (3) Current speed and direction at fixed depths. (4) Current speed and direction and salinity profiles at each instrument location at service intervals. (5) Wind speed and direction at a central location in the study area. This report describes the field investigation equipment and methods used to collect the data, shows representative results of the data reduction efforts, and summarizes the results of these efforts.