SOURCE IDENTIFICATION OF OIL SPILLS BY PATTERN RECOGNITION ANALYSIS OF NATURAL ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION
Pattern recognition techniques are applied to the problem of determining the source of an oil spill. The utility of various elements for making this determination is assessed. Classification procedures using comparisons of the field sample to single known source samples and to multiple ('fuzzy') artificially weathered source samples of a given type are presented and discussed.
- Prepared in cooperation with Western Regional Research Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
University of Washington, SeattleLaboratory for Chemometrics
Seattle, WA United States 98195
- Duewer, D L
- Kowalski, B R
- Schatzki, T F
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 42 p.
- TRT Terms: Detectors; Identification systems; Oil spill cleanup; Oil spills; Water quality management
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil spill detection; Oil spill identification; Oil spill sources
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00098213
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: #7 Intrm Tech
- Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A0103-0036
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM