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dc.contributor.authorPena, Samuel Jose
dc.dateAug-90
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-13T18:44:06Z
dc.date.available2012-12-13T18:44:06Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/24351
dc.descriptionCIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Thesis documenten_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a geotechnical engineering report which includes a topographical profile at three propitious locations across the American continent for the construction of an interoceanic passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Surficial soils as well as the general topography of the centerline of the alignments were investigated to the extent possible and an attempt was made to investigate underlying strata. Some information is illustrated graphically to allow an appreciation of the physical irregularities and a rough approximation for the type and extent of excavation required. Although other alternatives exist, this thesis considers only to 3 locations: Mexico, across the Tehuantepec Isthmus, and following the course of the Coatzacoalcos River as closely as possible; Nicaragua, along its border with Costa Rica and using lake Nicaragua and the San Juan River as the main bodies of water; and Colombia, in the vicinity of the Colombia-Panama border using the Atrato River as the main body of water. The majority of the information was gathered from available geological reports and topographic maps. Some of the data for the Nicaraguan and Colombian routes was compared with information published in a study by the Atlantic-Pacific Interoceanic Canal Study Commission (1970). Engineering geology; Site selection; Canals/waterways; Theses.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/alternatesitesfo1094524351
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dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAlternate sites for a connecting passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceansen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateUniversity of Texas at Austin
dc.contributor.departmentEngineering
dc.description.funderU.S. Naval Postgraduate School, CIVINS programen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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