Recent Erosion in the Stable Ipanema-Leblon Beach in Rio De Janeiro
This paper presents the findings of a diagnostic study contracted by the City Hall of Rio de Janeiro, concerning beach erosion problems. It first reviews the problem and existing data....

The Estimation of Extreme Floods in Brazil
In Brazil, the design flood of a large dam is calculated using either the Probable Maximum Flood criteria or the 10,000-year Flood. Recently a Guidebook has been written to help Brazilian...

Coastlines of Brazil
These papers were presented at Coastal Zone '89 the Sixth Symposium on Coastal and Ocean management held in Charleston, South Carolina, July 11-14, 1989. This volume is a...

Technical Aspects of Porto Alegre's Aeromovel

Energy from the Amazon
Cadman describes Brazil's plans for exploiting the vast hydroelectrical potential of the Amazon Basin, placing them within the context of the country's growing...

Saco Dam—South America's First RCC Dam
Because of cost and a lack of suitable embankment materials, Saco Dam at Nova Olinda in Paraiba, Brazil, was redesigned and built with lean roller compacted concrete (RCC). The structure...

A Regional Program on Coastal Monitoring and Management of Mangrove in Brazil
The results presented in this paper correspond to a synthesis of the evaluation of mangrove in the Brazilian coastal zone, based on calculations over radar imagery generated by RADAMBRASIL...

General Aspects of Mangroves of Baixada Santista (S. Paulo State, Brazil)

Monte Carlo Approach to Spillway Design Floods
This paper shows the use of a daily stochastic streamflow model for the calculation of the hydrograph for spillway design. Most of the literature related to the topic deals with the problem...

Training System for Operators of Water Supply Systems in Brazil

The Operational Development Program of the Water Service Companies in Brazil

In Situ Testing of Calcareous Sand—Campos Basin
Sampling and in situ testing were used to investigate soil conditions for the installation of offshore platforms at the Campos Basin, Brazil. At these sites calcareous sand formations...

A 2-D Model for the Guaiba Estuary (Brazil)
On the northeastern edge of the Guaiba is Porto Alegre, with more than 1 million inhabitants. A navigation channel through the Guaiba Estuary and the Patos Lagoon links the city to the...

World's Largest SF6 Gas-Insulated Substation
The Itaipu hydroelectric powerplant is located on the Parana river which forms the border between Brazil and Paraguay. It will be the world's largest powerplant with an installed...

Forestation in Northeastern Brazil and Its Influence on Quantity and Quality of Runoff
A study is being conducted in Northeastern Brazil, at Cruzeta, in the Semi-Arid Tropic, to estimate runoff and soil displacement caused by precipitation and the influence of vegetation...

Mangrove Swamps and Coastal Lagoons: Uses and Stressors
The physical setting and the multiple-use of the mangroves and coastal lagoons of Santa Catarina State in the south of Brazil was studied. Anthropogenic stressors interfering with the...

Remote Sensing of Mangrove Areas on the Brazilian Coast
Remote sensing techniques are compared when applied on the survey of mangrove areas. The use of LANDSAT MSS scenes from channels 5 and 7, processed by interactive analyzer, allowed the...

Brazil's Innovation in APM Technology
The paper discusses an automated people mover (APM) called an Aeromovel which consists of pneumatically-controlled vehicles weighing less than 20,000 pounds with a capacity of 300 passengers....

Foz do Areia Dam—Design, Construction, and Behaviour
The 525 ft (160 m) high Foz do Areia dam in the Iguacu River, Parana, Brazil, built by 'Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL', between 1975-1980, is part of...

Construction of Foz do Areia Dam
The methods and equipment for the construction of Foz do Areia Dam during 1976-1980 in Brazil are described. Special emphasis is given to the rockfill construction. Foz do Areia was the...

 

 

 

 

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