Characterization of sediments from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic shorelines, Texas to Florida

Open-File Report 2011-1199
A Preliminary Report to the U.S. Coast Guard
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Abstract

In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sediment samples that were projected to have a high probability of being impacted by the oil were collected from shoreline zones of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Sixty-one sites were sampled and analyzed for hydraulic conductivity, porosity, and grain-size distribution. The objective of this effort was to provide a set of baseline data on sediment characteristics known to directly influence (1) the penetration of oil into coastal sediments and (2) the efficacy of chemical and (or) bioremediation.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Characterization of sediments from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic shorelines, Texas to Florida
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2011-1199
DOI 10.3133/ofr20111199
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 12 p.; Figures; Tables; Appendix
First page 1
Last page 82
Country United States
Other Geospatial Gulf Of Mexico
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N