Accession Number:

ADA024331

Title:

Preliminary Projections of Oil Spill Movement for Three Potential Deepwater Port Sites in the Gulf of Mexico

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE