The States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force
The States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force, consisting of government representatives from Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Oregon, and California, formed in 1989 in response...

Alaska Coastal Management Program: Development of the Coastal Zone Boundary
The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 required participating states to identify areas subject to a state management program, or delineate a coastal zone boundary. Alaska's...

An Offshore Seismic Data Network
Response to environmental forces is a major performance consideration in designing offshore oil and gas facilities. Climatic and oceanographic data are available for most offshore sites....

Mitigation for Offshore Development/Fishing Conflicts
Three case studies, WestGold gold dredging offshore Nome, Alaska, Endicott Causeway off Alaska's North Slope, and Platform Irene offshore California, show that project related...

The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Update on Persistence and State of Alaska Activities
The Exxon Valdez incident of 24 March 1989 caused the oiling of over 1,100 miles of Alaskan coastline and over 11,000 square miles of coastal waters. The State responded immediately to...

Observations of Seasonal and Interseasonal Variability in Shelikof Strait, Alaska
Nearly five years of monthly mean current data from two locations (one nearshore on the shallow shelf and one in the Shelikof sea valley) are used in conjunction with surface geostrophic...

A Portable Geographic Information System (GIS) for Coastal Mapping
The combined increases in portable computing power and storage with the availability of new software has enabled the development of a truly portable Geographic Information System (GIS)...

Sediment Yield Location Maps
The West National Technical Center of the Soil Conservation Service is compiling a series of colored sediment yield location maps for the eleven western United States, as well as Alaska...

Regional Sediment Transport in the Coastal Boundary Layer of the Central Alaskan Beaufort Sea
The characteristics of regional sediment transport in the Central Alaskan Beaufort Sea Coastal Ocean are defined by sources, marine sediment dynamics, and areas of net sedimentation. These...

Erosion and Accretion Along the Arctic Coast of Alaska: The Influence of Ice and Climate
Coastline comparison on 1951 and 1981 charts to determine erosion and accretion showed that ocean-facing coastal bluffs were retreating while deltas were rapidly expanding. Where the coast...

Digital Governor Application — Bradley Lake Project
The Bradley Lake Project has two impulse turbines rated at 60 MW each to provide power to the Railbelt region of Alaska. Solid state digital governors are utilized to respond to system...

Ferroresonance & the Snettisham Hydroelectric Project
Key system features of the Snettisham power plant in Alaska will be highlighted along with a discussion of the operational problems encountered due to a ferroresonant condition. The project...

Engineering Risk Assessment for Hydro Facilities
Faced with escalating property insurance premiums, the Alaska Energy Authority decided to evaluate what losses may realistically be expected due to catastrophic events at their hydroelectric...

Operations and Maintenance Manual for Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project
Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project is located on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. The project consists of two 63 MVA turbine-generators fed via a single 3.5-mile-long penstock. The water...

Effects of Fine Sediment Intrusion on Spawning Gravel in Southeast Alaska
The supply of sediment to forest streams in Southeastern Alaska is related to the inherent instabilities of landforms, stream channels and the effects of logging practices. Debris avalanches,...

Environmental Wave Barriers for Small Craft Harbors
This paper describes the history and development of the environmental wave barrier and the current planning and design being undertaken for a major expansion of the small boat harbor at...

Anchorage Sewer Rehabilitation in Campbell Lake
This paper discusses the proposed rehabilitation/replacement of the Campbell Lake portion of the Campbell Creek C-5 Trunk Sewer (C-5 Trunk) located in Anchorage, Alaska. The original corrugated...

Re-Examination of the Coriolis Effect on the Two-Dimensional Depth-Averaged Model
In the development of the two-dimensional depth-averaged hydrodynamic model equations, a previously ignored Coriolis component in the vertical direction is retained in the governing differential...

Development of the South Anchorage Transit Center: Public/Private Partnership in the Small Urban Area
Public/private partnerships are as useful a tool in smaller urban areas as they are in the larger cities. The arrangements are likely to be simpler and the number of actors fewer, but...

Mountain Glaciers - An Overview with Emphasis on Alaska

 

 

 

 

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