Oil and Krill: From Lab to Nature
Bioassay tests were conducted on Arctic krill, the euphausiid Thysanoessa raschii, using water-soluble fractions of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska crude oil. Experimental results indicated that larval...

A Survey of Selected Arctic Petroleum Drilling Locations in the Alaskan Coastal Arctic Region (abstract)
There exists in the central coastal region of arctic Alaska, a number of drill site locations which were used to explore for oil and gas in the 1960's and 1970's....

Development of a Coastal Oil Spill Model
An integrated coastal oil spill model (designated 'SMEAR') is being developed for Minerals Management Service, Alaska, with broad application to all coastal environments....

Co-Existence of Oil and Commercial Fishing Industries: Methods of Resolving Potential Conflicts
This paper describes efforts to resolve potential operational conflicts between the oil and fishing industries in Alaska, specifically, the formation and activities of an organization...

Domestic Sewage Disposal Pribilof Islands Small Diameter Ocean Outfalls
This paper presents aspects of planning, permitting, design, and construction of two unique small diameter ocean outfalls for the Native Alaskan Villages of Saint George and Saint Paul,...

St. George Harbor—A Berm Breakwater Solution in Alaska's Bering Sea
The berm breakwater concept is based on the premise that locally available materials should be used in breakwater construction to the largest degree possible. By looking at failure dynamics...

Ocean Dumping at Akutan: Impact of Policy on Decisions
The role of policy in management decisions is often overlooked by the general public during the decision-making process because of the public's greater interest in the environmental...

Air Issues on the North Slope of Alaska—An Overview of the Problems and the Solutions (abstract)
Energy resources development on the Central Alaskan arctic coastal zone has introduced large scale fuel burning equipment to the area, resulting in the emission of air pollutants. The...

Environmental Impacts from Treated Ballast Water Discharge into Port Valdez, Alaska
A ballast water treatment plant has operated on the south shore of Port Valdez, Alaska since 1977. In recent years the plant processed, on the average, nearly 51,000 m**3 of the ballast...

EntrapmentMonitoring at an Arctic Seawater Intake
This paper presents the results of a monitoring program designed to quantify the level of fish entrapment during a seawater treatment plant (STP) operation as well as immediate and delayed...

Sivunniuq: Planning Together in Northwest Alaska
Sivunniuq applies the traditional approach to planning and decision making. Its primary purpose is to encourage early and meaningful local involvement in project and plan development activities....

Computational Modeling of Sediment Transport in Kachemak Bay
The tide-generated flow circulation in the Kachemak Bay of Alaska was simulated numerically using the Multi-Leveled Finite Element Model originally developed by Kawahara of Japan and recently...

Air Chamber Surge Tanks in High Head Hydro Plants
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District considered an air chamber during the design of the 'Crater Lake phase of the Snettisham Project near Juneau, Alaska. A conventional...

The Benefit of Utilizing Case Specific Modelling and Data to Determine Effluent Limitations
This abstract refers to the results of a normal conservative approach to a more realistic, substantiated approach to determining effluent limitations. The new approach was used to establish...

Oil-Native Conflicts Solutions for the Beaufort Sea
Oil and gas development in Federal waters off Alaska has recently been stymied by litigation. Tensions have been increasing rather than decreasing and no development is taking place in...

The DST Well: Its Importance and Lessons Learned
A Deep Stratigraphic Test (DST) well is a unique source of stratigraphic information; and provides critical data on drilling conditions, logistics, materials; and subsurface conditions...

Navigation Problems in Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska
The Alaska District, Corps of Engineers and the Waterways Experiment Station are investigating navigation problems including tidal currents, sedimentation, and regional transportation...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Regulatory Program in Alaskan Coastal Areas
The Alaska District Regulatory Program has jurisdiction for the entire State of Alaska. There are more than 54,716 kilometers (34,000 miles) of coastline and numerous inland waterways...

Merging Alaskan Aquaculture and Coastal Management
Since the 1970s the coastal management and the private aquaculture programs in Alaska have developed and progressed in a parallel, yet unilateral fashion. The efforts at clarifying shared...

Tsunami Predictions for the Coast of Alaska
The 100- and 500-year combined tsunami and tide elevations are predicted along the southern coast of Alaska. Because there is little historical data of tsunami occurrence in the area,...

 

 

 

 

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