SURFACE OIL DISPLACEMENT BY U.S. COAST GUARD 82-FOOT CUTTERS

The U. S. Navy, in cooperation with the U. S. Coast Guard, is conducting design and feasibility studies for a portable oil sorbent spreader and retriever for use aboard military and commercial vessels-of-opportunity during oil spill clean up operations. As part of this program, the U. S. Navy's Civil Engineering Laboratory (CEL), Port Hueneme, California contracted with the Geography Remote Sensing Unit (GRSU), University of California, Santa Barbara to provide field support and data analysis services in conjunction with sea tests to determine the effects of vessels on surface oil slicks. A total of four sea truth data acquisition cruises were conducted through natural oil seeps in the Santa Barbara Channel, California between December 1977 and February 1978. Coast Guard 82-foot patrol boats served as representative vessels of opportunity for the tests. This report describes the data collection program associated with the sea tests and the results of our analysis of field data. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    Geography Remote Sensing Unit
    Santa Barbara, CA  USA  93106

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Kraus, S P
    • Tennant, R W
    • Hansen, C
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-34-79 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N62583-78-M-R132
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM