PRELIMINARY PROJECTIONS OF OIL SPILL MOVEMENT FOR THREE POTENTIAL DEEPWATER PORT SITES IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

Projections of the movement of oil slicks and their impact location along the shorelines of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida were determined from three potential deepwater port sites. Average monthly wind speeds and directions and average monthly current patterns were used for predicting the oil slick movement. Seasonal patterns of oil slick drift and probable areas of impact along the shoreline were indicated. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Errata Sheet inserted.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Research and Development Center, 1082 Shennecossett Road
    Groton, CT  USA  06340-6096
  • Authors:
    • Lissauer, I M
    • Welsh, J P
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-19-76 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM