THE FATE OF OIL SPILT AT SEA
The report studies the effects of natural forces such as wind, wave motion, currents, temperature and other physical, chemical and biological factors, on (a) movement (b) dispersal and (c) destruction, of treated and untreated oil at sea and in the inter-tidal zone. Specifically, it covers behavior from the point of discharge and subsequent movement whatever the physical form of the oil, includes physical effects such as spreading, evaporation, emulsification and dissolution, and embraces photochemical and biological factors causing degradation.
- Report of the Ministry of Defence Working Party.
Defence Research Information Centre, EnglandOrpington, England
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 61 p.
- TRT Terms: Biodeterioration; Colloids; Deterioration; Dissolution; Evaporation; Marine biology; Oil spills; Oils; Oxidation; Photochemistry; Scattering; Solubility; Water pollution
- Geographic Terms: United Kingdom
- Old TRIS Terms: Biodetermination; Oil degradation; Oil slicks; Oil spill behavior; Oil spreading process
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00048404
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DRIC-BR-35830
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM