[Coral-List] Oil Spills literature:GoM

Tom ctwiliams at yahoo.com
Sun May 9 22:06:12 EDT 2010

Good background for surface oil spills
I think we will find this oil is different
It is native crude which hasn't been at atmospheric pressure 
At 5000psi and released to only 2000psi at the seafloor what happen 
Gas expansion = deep chilling of bottom water 
Changing gas comp on the wayup may stratifed separation in todifferent pres/temp marine zones 
Is all of it making it to the surface
So many differences from the normal of a tanker after all sort of things have been boiled off


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On May 8, 2010, at 10:52 PM, Gino Sabatini <ginosabatini at yahoo.com> wrote:

This month's Marine Science Review–371 has published a special edition: 
"Oil and oil spills: the Gulf of Mexico"


Gino Sabatini
Biol Oceanographer, 


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