Accession Number : AD0783790

Title :   An Examination of Alternative Methods for Employing Booms to Contain Oil Spills in Navy Harbors.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Larson,Jerold Joseph

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : A plan is formulated which enables a decision maker to determine the relative effectiveness of three methods for employing oil spill containment boom. The evaluation is based on a utility analysis of three defined methods for employing oil spill containment boom. A decision analysis technique is employed to determine the relative importance of parameters indicating the utility of each method for boom employment. The plan provides a means for balancing cost considerations against potential benefits. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Oil spills, *Booms(Equipment), *Decision making, Efficiency, Cost effectiveness, Costs, Performance(Engineering), Water pollution, Theses

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE