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Title: High-frequency acoustic imaging of L Lake Phase 4 [Savannah River Site, South Carolina]

Abstract

The objective of the seismic reflection and side scan sonar survey is to determine the location, aerial extent, and depth of burial pits situated along the reservoir bottom of L Lake, Savannah River Site, SC. The results will be used in the overall characterization of L Lake by providing continuous profile line coverage of the bottom and subbottom sediment structure along the entire length of the project area. The results are also intended to supplement previous scientific information obtained from soil samples, aerial photography, and radiometric studies. Resultant information will be used as input for an Environmental Impact Statement of the site. Overall, the seismic reflection data will provide better descriptions of variations in the actual subbottom conditions and help identify the differing sediment layers. The side scan sonar will help identify the location of the burial pits and any other features on the bottom of the reservoir. A 3.5 kiloHertz (kHz), high resolution subbottom profiling system and an EG&G Model 260 side scan sonar system were used to meet the primary objectives of the investigation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken, SC; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
770477
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-97-0080
TRN: US0700848
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ACOUSTICS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; PHOTOGRAPHY; REFLECTION; RESOLUTION; RIVERS; SEDIMENTS; SOILS; SONAR

Citation Formats

Dunn, D L, Sjostrom, Keith J, Leist, Rodney L, and Harmon, Jr, Thomas S. High-frequency acoustic imaging of L Lake Phase 4 [Savannah River Site, South Carolina]. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/770477.
Dunn, D L, Sjostrom, Keith J, Leist, Rodney L, & Harmon, Jr, Thomas S. High-frequency acoustic imaging of L Lake Phase 4 [Savannah River Site, South Carolina]. United States. doi:10.2172/770477.
Dunn, D L, Sjostrom, Keith J, Leist, Rodney L, and Harmon, Jr, Thomas S. Mon . "High-frequency acoustic imaging of L Lake Phase 4 [Savannah River Site, South Carolina]". United States. doi:10.2172/770477. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/770477.
@article{osti_770477,
title = {High-frequency acoustic imaging of L Lake Phase 4 [Savannah River Site, South Carolina]},
author = {Dunn, D L and Sjostrom, Keith J and Leist, Rodney L and Harmon, Jr, Thomas S},
abstractNote = {The objective of the seismic reflection and side scan sonar survey is to determine the location, aerial extent, and depth of burial pits situated along the reservoir bottom of L Lake, Savannah River Site, SC. The results will be used in the overall characterization of L Lake by providing continuous profile line coverage of the bottom and subbottom sediment structure along the entire length of the project area. The results are also intended to supplement previous scientific information obtained from soil samples, aerial photography, and radiometric studies. Resultant information will be used as input for an Environmental Impact Statement of the site. Overall, the seismic reflection data will provide better descriptions of variations in the actual subbottom conditions and help identify the differing sediment layers. The side scan sonar will help identify the location of the burial pits and any other features on the bottom of the reservoir. A 3.5 kiloHertz (kHz), high resolution subbottom profiling system and an EG&G Model 260 side scan sonar system were used to meet the primary objectives of the investigation.},
doi = {10.2172/770477},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {3}
}