Smoke Plumes From In Situ Burning of Oil Spills
Mesoscale pool fire experiments with effective diameters up to 17.2 m were conducted to obtain data on the characteristics of burning crude oil on water. These experiments showed that...

CANUSLANT—An Evolving-Marine Pollution Contingency Plan
The progress of CANUSLANT exercises to data is addressed in this paper. This exercise model can be used to initiate or improve Marine Pollution Contingency planning....

Application of 3DFEMWATER to Assess Capping Alternatives at a Steep-Slope Hazardous Waste Disposal Site

Investigation of Chloroform Plumes in a Porous Media
A sand box model was used in the laboratory to study the development and stability of the contaminant plume with respect to space and time. Steady, uniform flow velocities were established...

Flow and Transport of Nonaqueous Phase Liquids in Groundwater Systems
Nonaqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) are present at numerous hazardous waste sites and are suspected to exist at many more. Due to the numerous variables influencing NAPL transport and fate...

Adaptive Control of Unavoidable Hazardous Releases
This paper presents a procedure for the adaptive control of hazardous releases of toxic substances. In particular, the control strategy is aimed at deliberate releases from man-made storage...

Uncertainties of Tailwater in an Inundation Study: Dam Upgrade Optimization for Hazard Reduction
When an upgrade is required for a dam with an inadequate spillway system, the potential impact of tailwater during an extreme storm in an inundation study should be considered. This paper...

Extreme Events and Coastal Wetlands
Temporal ecosystem behavior in tidal wetlands can be static, dynamically stable, progressively changing, or subject to catastrophic change during extreme events. Catastrophic change in...

Interpreting Debris-Flow Hazard from Study of Fan Morphology
The deposits, stratigraphy, and surface morphology of debris-flow fans are a record of past debris-flow activity, and as such can provide useful information about debris-flow hazards....

Debris Flow & Hyperconcentrated Flow: A UK Perspective
Debris-flow activity within the UK is largely confined to upland regions and certain coastal locations. Within the uplands, debris-flow and hyperconcentrated flood waters pose a local...

A GIS-Based Rail Infrastructure Management System
Computer-based models and analytical techniques are powerful components of infrastructure management systems. However, the availability of data sets significantly affects the usefulness...

Use of Hazard Analysis in Maintenance

Ground Penetrating Radar: Images of Subsurface Characteristics
Ground penetrating radar has not been widely used for subsurface exploration in Civil Engineering. This paper describes the experimental setup used to explore ground penetrating radar...

Non-Destructive Remote Sensing of Hazardous Waste Sites
This paper describes how the non-contact, nondestructive, remote sensing techniques, of Computer Enhanced Infrared Thermography and Ground Penetrating Radar, may be used to detect buried...

Hydraulic Engineering
This proceedings, Hydraulic Engineering, contains papers presented at the 1993 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering held in San Francisco,...

Assessment and Prediction of Debris-flow Hazards
Study of debris-flow geomorphology and initiation mechanism has led to better understanding of debris-flow processes. This paper reviews how this understanding is used in current techniques...

The Coyote Dam Outlet Works Replacement Project: Hazard Reduction
The Santa Clara Valley Water District's Coyote Dam faced three major concerns: siltation of the existing outlet; a fault that crosses the existing outlet pipe; and the dam toe and the...

Statistical Analysis of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills of Less than 1,000 Barrels
A statistical analysis of the Minerals Management Service's (MMS) historic oil-spill data associated with Gulf of Mexico OCS oil production activities is presented. The analysis focused...

Petroleum Imports and Coastal Zone Management
With its growing net petroleum import position, the U.S. must accept continued dependence on tankers plying its coastal areas. Tankers also carry product exports, of course, a critical...

San Francisco Bay and Delta Oil Spill Fate Studies Part II: Oil Spill Simulation
Because of the presence of oil refineries and significant tanker and barge traffic in the bay and delta region, the possibility of a moderate or major spill in the area must be considered....

 

 

 

 

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