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Inventory of the Columbia River Estuary Model Study Collection, 1921-1936 (bulk 1932-1936)
MS 79/7  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Columbia River Estuary Model Study Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1936 (bulk 1932-1936)
    Collection number: MS 79/7
    Creator: O'Brien, Morrough Parker, 1902-1988
    Extent: ca. 3 linear ft. (3 boxes)
    Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Shelf location: This collection is stored off-campus at NRLF. Please contact the Water Resources Collections and Archives staff for access to the materials.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Columbia River Estuary Model Study Collection, MS 79/7, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Access Points

    Columbia River Estuary (Or. and Wash.) -- Models
    Hydraulic models
    Tidal currents
    Sediment transport
    Bed load
    Beach erosion
    Water waves -- Columbia River
    United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ships
    United States. Tidal Model Laboratory
    University of California, Riverside. Dept. of Engineering. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
    United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. North Pacific Division

    Scope and Content

    Under the leadership of Morrough P. O'Brien, a model of the estuary of the Columbia River was built and tested at the University of California, Riverside, to study the effects of proposed changes in the navigation channels on currents and sediment movement. The project was sponsored by the North Pacific Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was called the "U.S. Tidal Model Laboratory." A description of the work can be found in "Field and laboratory studies, navigation channels of the Columbia River Estuary," Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Coastal Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1972, p. 2475-2498.

    Related Collections

    Morrough P. O'Brien Papers