SPILLED OIL RETENTION POTENTIAL-BEAUFORT SEA COAST OF ALASKA

Based on aerial photography and field sampling, the Beaufort Sea coast of Alaska has been classified with respect to its oil spill retention potential. A retention index, which is a measure of the ability of an environment to retain the oil once introduced, is developed. ... The oil spill retention potential of the entire Beaufort coast from Pt. Barrow to Demarcation Pt. has been mapped at a scale of 1:50,000. Two reduced and slightly generalized sample maps are included in the paper. It is concluded that there is a close relation between the morphological and sedimentary characteristics of an environment and the biological concept of habitat sensitivity. (Author)

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 247-253

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  • Accession Number: 00331689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Science and Technology Information System
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 3 Conf Proc
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM