What makes river water flow in one direction in the morning and change direction in the afternoon? Tides.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to environmental assessments for oil spills or hazardous waste events. We must therefore custom-tailor our technical approach for each pollution incident.
Most people don’t want to spill oil onto beaches. But after the disastrous 1989 Exxon Valdez spill covered the remote, rocky beaches of Alaska’s Prince William Sound with crude oil, Al Venosa was itching to do exactly that.
NOAA scientists use satellites, airplanes, helicopters, and drones to examine oil on the ocean’s surface.
The programs of the CAMEO software suite are designed to help prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps provide a concise summary of coastal resources at risk if an oil spill occurs nearby.
ERMA is an online mapping tool integrating static and real-time data in a centralized, easy-to-use format for environmental responders and decision makers.
ADIOS is an oil spill response tool that models how different types of oil weather in the marine environment.
GNOME is a software modeling tool used to predict the possible route pollutants might follow on the water's surface.
The CAFE database is a software program that helps responders assess environmental impacts to biological species from chemical or oil spills into aquatic environments.
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