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Time is a major factor in any contingency operation, especially when it comes to securing ports in order to transport personnel, supplies and equipment. When a pier or marine structure is damaged, it can cause catastrophic delays.
A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center assisted the Vicksburg National Military Park in assessing landslides and erosion on the grounds.
Duck, N.C., -- The collaborative During Nearshore Event Experiment pilot study is now underway along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, home to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory’s Field Research Facility.
Dr. Brian McFall, a research civil engineer with the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, stands outside the Deltares building in Delft, Netherlands. McFall spent a year in the Netherlands working at the Dutch company as part of the U.S. Army’s Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program.

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Modeling the dynamics of the Modular Causeway System
12/1/2020
In contingency operations, the Modular Causeway System (MCS), an assembly of floating modules, is often used for loading and unloading supplies and equipment from ship to shore. The U.S...
RD20 fosters collaboration
11/5/2020
With scientists, engineers and other professionals spread across seven laboratories and multiple fields sites across the country, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) network...
ERDC researchers use numerical modeling to assist with hurricane preparations
10/23/2020
As a tropical system approaches the coastline and the intensity and impact of the storm becomes evident, officials and first responders brace for landfall by staging equipment and readying personnel...

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During COL Aguilar's visit to ERDC CHL's Soils Lab, David Perkey demonstrates the River-PICS system, an integrated settling column, laser diffraction grain size analyzer, and CTD probe. The system was recently used to monitor suspended sediment size and settling rates in the salt wedge in the lower MS River.
Jeremy Sharp explains the 1:30 scale model of the Santa Ana River to stakeholders from the USACE Los Angeles District, USACE Kansas District, the BNSF Railroad, the Federal Highway Department, and the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
Jeremy Sharp, CHL, briefing COL John Buck, Commander, Seattle District, on Mud Mountain Model and the McNary/Lower Monumental Model.
Dr. Dwayne Fuller, CHL, briefing COL John Buck, Commander, Seattle District, on Mud Mountain Model and the McNary/Lower Monumental Model.
Students Michael Winkler and Tommy Kirklin signal to each other that they are OK as they practice buddy breathing – an emergency out-of-air procedure when scuba diving.
The Oil Spill Test Kit is a rapid screening method to detect oil in water and sediment samples from coastal areas.
ERDC-CHL Deputy Director Jose Sanchez, second from left, poses with several of his partners in crime at a charity event benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research & Development Center
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199