Urban Nonpoint Source Control Strategies Outside North America
Control practices for urban nonpoint source quality management varies widely around the world. Many countries have instituted controls to a greater or lesser degree, and they vary in complexity...

Alkaline Sludge Stabilization: A Quick Fix and Long Term Sludge Management Option for Burlington, North Carolina

The OCEA Awards of Merit
Submerged rock weirs help tame the Mississippi River, high head pump storage provides power to a community safely and inexpensively, and the world's largest cantilevered hangar...

Minipile Milestone in Memphis
The maintenance/administration facility for Memphis, Tennessee's 300-bus fleet began displaying structural problems before it even opened for service in 1979. The 23 acre...

Sending Steel Down the River
Completed last October 1990, the Roosevelt Lake Bridge is now the longest two-lane, single span, steel-arch bridge in North America, spanning 1,080 ft. Also, the longest steel arch bridge...

Privatization Takes Flight
The number of air travelers in the U.S. is projected to double by early in the next century. Delays have also been mounting rapidly. Major airports around the world are facing the same...

Nondestructive Testing Using Borehole and Surface Seismic Techniques to Evaluate Rock Mass Damage Zones
A suite of seismic tests was performed at the U12g tunnel at the Nevada Test Site. The methods include borehole (crosshole and downhole) and surface (Rayleigh wave and refraction) tests....

Hurricane Hugo vs Critical Lifelines
Hurricane Hugo significantly affected the performance of critical lifelines in South and North Carolina. An overview of the performance of power supply, transportation, communication,...

Debris Removal and Channel Shoaling
Hurricane Hugo was one of the worst storms of the century to strike the east coast of the United States. The storm tracked a northwesterly course approximately 11:30 P.M. on Sep. 21, 1989....

Hugo - Lessons Learned
This paper is based on ground surveys along the South Carolina coast from Edisto Island north to Myrtle Beach. It also includes ground surveys as far inland as Charlotte, North Carolina....

Hugo-1989! Lessons Learned by Local Government Charlotte, N. C.
Hurricane HUGO taught many quick lessons to the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Some of the lessons were those which every government official should learn. No one signed up...

The International North Sea Conferences: A New Force in Marine Regional Environmental Co-Operation

Pre-Storm and Post-Storm Hurricane Planning in Nags Head, North Carolina
Located on a barrier island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Town of Nags Head is vulnerable to the direct effects of hurricanes and extra-tropical storms. The Outer Banks, as...

Foundations and Breakaway Walls of Small Coastal Buildings in Hurricane Hugo
After Hurricane Hugo a survey of damage to small, coastal buildings was conducted in North and South Carolina. The performance of elevated foundations, breakaway walls and foundation cross...

Conflict Resolution: MMS and North Carolina
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) practices proactive environmental conflict resolution. The approach selected by the MMS varies with the scope of the particular conflict, the entities...

A Model for Evaluating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Exploration Plans
The North Carolina OCS Office in consultation with emergency response planning & management (erp&m) developed evaluation matrices for use in evaluating the adequacy and...

Cleaning North America's Beaches—Volunteers Across America Monitor the Quality of Our Coasts
The Center for Marine Conservation (CMC) has established a National Marine Debris Database to involve citizens in the collection of standardized information on marine debris. A comparison...

An Update to CoastWatch—NOAA's New Capability for the Coastal Ocean
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) CoastWatch project was initiated in August 1988 in response to a red tide event off the North Carolina coast....

Rip Currents: Human Impact and Forecastibility
Annually, a large number of people in the United States drown in the surf zone. This study determines the number of surf drownings each year, mainly in Dade and Broward counties of southeast...

Shoreface Connected Ridges Along the Dutch Coast
Quasi-synoptic current measurements were obtained across the Dutch shoreface connected ridges using an acoustic Doppler current profiler. The measurements are used to evaluate the role...

 

 

 

 

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