The following is a partial list of contents. The Composition of Oil--A Guide for Readers. The Biogeochemistry of Oil in the Ocean--Scientists around the world are studying the complex chemical interactions of petroleum hydrocarbons to determine the fate and effects of oil discharged into the marine environment. Argo Merchant: A Scientific Community's Response--The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution responded to the Argo Merchant crisis by sending its research vessel Oceanus into the area on two special cruises to gather critical background data. The Chief Scientist aboard describes how this scientific effort was organized what it hoped to accomplish, and what was learned from the experience. Tankers in U.S. Waters--While complete statistical data on tankers plying U.S. waters are still lacking, enough information is now available to construct useful models for predicting tanker losses, accidents, and spills. The Cleanup of Oil Spills from Unprotected Waters: Technology and Policy--A conscious public decision is needed in the immediate future on whether the United States should fund proper preparedness for cleanup, or save the money and accept the risk.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Woods Hole, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Oceanus
    • Volume: 20
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Oceanus
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM