Available environmental data are examined, and an attempt is made to incorporate the information into a technique for delineating areas of coastline which are most susceptible to environmental damage should a spill occur. The technique is appropriate for summer coastal conditions when the area is essentially ice free. Minimum impact time and probability of impact of an oil spill are determined for 15 different potential sites located off the north Alaskan coast. Minimum impact times vary from 6 to 53 hours for the 15 sites that range from 2.3 to 14.7 nm offshore. Probability of impact varies from 40% to 96%. A generalized equation is given for calculating minimum impact time for a spill to reach the shoreline from any site offshore of the north Alaska coast.

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    Marine Technology Society

    5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108
    Columbia, MD  United States  21044
  • Authors:
    • Lissauer, I M
    • Welsh, J P
    • Hufford, G L
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00167807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM