The Fate Of A Crude Oil Spill In Simulated Sub-tropical Ocean Waters
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H.R. Fuentes, R. Jaffe, V.A. Tsihrintzis & D.J. Boye, Jnr.
Regulatory actions in the USA that, among other materials, address oil and fuel discharges in water bodies, in addition to an increased transportation of oils along waters of the South Florida coastlines, have resulted in studies to understand the processes that affect the fate and transport of oil spills in the region. This study introduces ongoing efforts to develop experimental facilities and procedures, and presents preliminary results from the evaluation of weathered arabian crude samples. Results of laboratory spill simulation experiments for this type of oil are described and discussed. Implications are fundamental to the management of oil spills in sub-tropical ocean waters. 1 Introduction The potential threat posed by oil spills i