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dc.contributor.authorJames, W.B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHann, R.W., Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBasco, D.R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBragg, D.M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOsoba, J.S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDameron, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVon Gonten, D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorIchiye, T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDarnell, R.en_US
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dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:53:17Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:53:17Z
dc.date.issued1972en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/19690
dc.description460 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractMajor physical, biological, and cultural features are inventoried for the Texas coastal zone that may be impacted by supertanker activity, at a proposed deep-sea port. Models predicting the effects of potential offshore oil spills in the coastal environmental are developed. Barrier islands, which exist along much of the Texas coast, tend to protect bays and estuaries from offshore oil spills, and wind and sea conditions in the western Gulf of Mexico are favorable for oil spill containment and control. Spilled oil takes 2-3 d to reach shore, and an offshore supertanker port may reduce the potential for oil spills in estuaries. The environmental impact of an offshore port will be minimal if the site is 29 mi offshore rather than 11 mi offshore. An annual 500-ton spill is not expected to affect estuaries, and oil control procedures are expected to be effective. However, a 30,000-ton spill could cause severe environmental damage, and control and containment procedures must be developed for this contingency.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries1931.00en_US
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dc.subjectharborsen_US
dc.subjectport installationsen_US
dc.subjecttanker terminalsen_US
dc.subjecttanker shipsen_US
dc.subjectoil spillsen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental impacten_US
dc.titleEnvironmental aspects of a supertanker port on the Texas Gulf coast.en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.placeCollege Station, Texasen_US
dc.seriesSea Grant Publ. TAMU-SG-73-201.en_US
dc.vol-issueen_US
dc.geo-codeNorthwestern Gulf of Mexicoen_US
dc.geo-codeTexas coasten_US
dc.locationTAMUG circulating collectionen_US
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dc.call-noTD194.6 T4en_US


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