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Evaluation of the Ross Sea shores using the oil spill persistence index to determine risk areas in the event of an oil spill
Entry ID: K013_1981_1982_NZ_3

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Summary
Abstract: The coastal characteristics of the Ross Sea shores was evaluated using the philosophy of the 'Oil Spill Persistence Index', established for low and temperate latitudes, to determine risk areas in the event of an oil spill in Antarctica. Observations were made to confirm the utility of distinguishing 4-5 major types of coast: a) bold, bare rocky coasts with generally high cliffs, b) beaches mostly ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.0   S: -78.0   E: 175.0   W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-01-07
Stop Date: 1982-02-12

Start Date: 1982-12-27
Stop Date: 1983-02-19
ISO Topic Category
Quality The Antarctica New Zealand Logistics reports contain the following:

1982-1983
Figure 3: Following the completion of field work in 1983 'sensitivity' and.or coastal category maps are now in preparation for the shaded area of the Ross Sea Region. Individual map titles follow those of the NZMS 166 sheets.
Figure 4: Coastal categories of the Ross Sea Region simplified
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: m.gregory at auckland.ac.nz
Contact Address:
School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
City: Auckland
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Publications/References
Gregory, M.R. Ross Sea hydrocarbon prospects and the IXTOX 1 oil blowout, Campeche Bay, Gulf of Mexico: comparisons and lessons. New Zealand Antarctic record 4(2): 40-44, 1982.

Gregory, M.R. Kirk, R.M. Possible environmental consequences of, and planning for, hydrocarbon spills in the Ross Sea, Antarctica: application of an oil spill sensitivity index. New Zealand Antarctic record ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-13

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