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    A Computer-Assisted Planning System for Oil Spill Response Chemical Applications

    Published: Jan 1989

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    The microcomputer is a very useful oilspill response tool: It can help the spill contingency planner organize and present a wide variety of information; it can help the spill response trainer create realistic scenarios and models of spill events; and it can help the spill response operations manager optimize operational decisions and expedite a variety of communications. This paper suggests some specific ways microcomputers can help plan for and respond to oil spills, and it focuses on a computer program written to help expedite operational decisions and optimize operations for the chemical dispersion of spilled oil in Alaskan waters.


    dispersants, oil spills, computers, models, Alaska

    Author Information:

    Shafer, RV
    Engineer, Alaska Clean Seas, Anchorage, AK

    Committee/Subcommittee: F20.91

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18654S

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