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Main Title AMOCO CADIZ Oil Spill. A Preliminary Scientific Report.
Author Hess., Wilmot N. ;
CORP Author National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colo. Environmental Research Labs. ;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, R.I.
Year Published 1978
Report Number NOAA-78080901;
Stock Number PB-285 805
Additional Subjects Oil spills ; Oil pollution ; Coasts ; Environmental impacts ; Beaches ; Cleaning ; Accidents ; Tanker ships ; Dispersions ; Chemical composition ; Ecology ; Transport properties ; Marine biology ; Birds ; Aquatic animals ; Seals(Mammals) ; Ocean tides ; Photographs ; Process charting ; Maps ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Oil pollution removal ; Mariculture ; Amoco Cadiz vessel ; Brittany(France) ; Cadiz vessel
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-285 805 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 355p
A preliminary account of the United States (EPA and NOAA interagency oil spill response team) scientific efforts in response to the Amoco Cadiz oil spill during the period March 19 to May 15, 1978 is provided. Approximately 64,000 tons of oil came ashore along 72 km of the shoreline of Brittany during the first 2 1/2 weeks of the spill. A prevailing westerly wind pushed the oil against west-facing headlands and into shoreline embayments as it moved east. A wind reversal in early April moved the oil in the opposite direction, contaminating previously untouched areas. Coastal processes and geomorphology played a major role in the dispersal and accumulation of the oil once it came onshore. Studies include: Physical processes; Chemical composition of selected environmental and petroleum samples from the Amoco Cadiz oil spill; Investigations of beach processes; Biological observations; Oil spill cleanup activities; Chronology; Colored plates.