CRUDE OIL BEHAVIOR ON ARCTIC WINTER ICE

Oil spill behavior in an Arctic winter environment is investigated. Several small controlled oil spills were conducted on the Bering Sea in Northwestern Alaska. To duplicate a real world spill as closely as possible, a Prudhoe Bay crude oil was used as the test oil. Investigated were oil spread rate on snow and ice, oil absorption into snow and ice surfaces, aging of oil on snow and ice surfaces, and effectiveness of various cleanup procedures. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • McMinn, T J
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-734108
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM