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Sonar scour monitor installation, operation, and fabrication manual

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Published by National Academy Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Scour at bridges -- Measurement.,
  • Sonar.

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StatementJ.D. Schall ... []
SeriesReport / National Cooperative Highway Research Program,, 397A, Report (National Cooperative Highway Research Program) ;, 397A.
ContributionsSchall, James D., American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials., National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board., United States. Federal Highway Administration., National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
LC ClassificationsTE7 .N25 no. 397A, TG320 .N25 no. 397A
The Physical Object
Pagination38 p. :
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL704669M
ISBN 100309060702
LC Control Number97061383

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