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Shoreline Impact from Ocean Waste Discharges

Koh, Robert C. Y. (1988) Shoreline Impact from Ocean Waste Discharges. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 114 (4). pp. 361-376. ISSN 0733-9429. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1988)114:4(361).

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A methodology is presented which enables estimation of the advective transport probabilities from a coastal wastewater discharge based on information that can be obtained from current measurements. From these, shoreline impact can be assessed, and the tendency for background buildup and benthic accumulation estimated. The method utilizes measured data to obtain parameter values to allow synthetic currents to be generated that can in turn be used in a Monte Carlo scheme for obtaining the advective transport probabilities. The method permits enhancement and improvement of the estimates when the amount and extent of data coverage are expanded.

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Additional Information:© 1988 ASCE. Paper No. 22336. Published: 01 April 1988. This work was supported financially by NOAA (under Grant No. NA80RAD00055) and by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The writer would also like to thank Tom O'Connor of NOAA and Norman Brooks of Caltech for stimulating discussions.
Group:Environmental Quality Laboratory
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)NA80RAD00055
Andrew W. Mellon FoundationUNSPECIFIED
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Environmental issues, Oceans, Outfall sewers, Waste disposal, Wastewater management
Issue or Number:4
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Official Citation:Robert C. Y. Koh (1988). ”Shoreline Impact from Ocean Waste Discharges.” J. Hydraul. Eng., 114(4), 361–376.
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