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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Western Regional Research Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Laboratory for Chemometrics
    Seattle, WA  USA  98195
  • Authors:
    • Duewer, D L
    • Kowalski, B R
    • Schatzki, T F
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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