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Main Title A Study of deep ocean currents near the 3800m low-level radioactive waste disposal site : May 1984 - May 1986 /
Author Casagrande, Christopher.; Hamilton, P.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC. ;Science Applications International Corp., Newport, RI.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA 520/1-88-007; SAIC-87/7503/133
Stock Number PB89-120794
OCLC Number 847743587
Subjects Radioactive wastes; Contaminants; Ocean current; Waste disposal; Industrial wastes; Atlantic Ocean; Water pollution; Water flow; Sediment transport; Gulf Stream; Western Boundary Undercurrent; Hudson Canyon
Subject Added Ent Ocean currents--Hudson Canyon.; Radioactive waste sites--Hudson Canyon.; Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean--Atlantic Ocean.; Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean--Environmental aspects--United States.
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EHAD EPA 520-1-88-007 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 06/17/2013
NTIS PB89-120794 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/14/1989
Collation xi, 51 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
Abstract The report presents the results of a two-year study of a U.S. 3800 m low-level radioactive waste disposal site near the mouth of the Hudson Canyon. The program objectives were to describe the currents, including their source and variability, and deduce from the data the potential for, and direction of, transport of contaminants from the disposal area. The results show that the currents in the disposal area range in strength from a few to 62 cm/sec and are principally due to the presence of low frequency topographic Rossby waves having periods of approximately two to four weeks. The currents generally flow towards the southwest, in line with the general topography of the mid-Atlantic region. The canyon acts to distort the southwest flow, resulting in currents below the canyon rim which are aligned with the canyon onshore-offshore axis. The direction of currents along the canyon axis appears to be determined by the proximity of both the Gulf Stream and the Western Boundary Undercurrent.
Notes "Project officer William R. Curtis." "EPA 520/1-88-007." "June 1988"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 48-50). "SAIC - 87/7503/133"--T.p. "Prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Interagency Agreement No. DW14930778-01-0."
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with Science Applications International Corp., Newport, RI.
Author Added Ent
Hamilton, Peter.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs. Analysis and Support Division.; Science Applications International Corporation.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept..
PUB Date Free Form 1988
Category Codes 77G; 47B
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
Primary Description 200/03
BIB Level m
Control Number 836527831
OCLC Time Stamp 20130612111314
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01589nam 2200349Ka 45020