Online Lecture: Sunken Oil Mats
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Sunken oil mats (SOMs) can form near the shoreline under a range of circumstances and present unique and difficult challenges in oil spill response. Dr. Michel will describe how they may be out of sight, but they are not out of mind.
A new response guide, co-authored by Dr. Michel and Phil Bambach, Research Planning, Inc., examines how SOMs have formed in a variety of marine, estuarine, and fresh water environments. It reviews a collection of spill incidents that included SOMs, and outlines factors for the formation of these oil deposits, survey methods to detect them, and effective methods to recover them.
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