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Spills, Sediment, and Shoreline Contamination

Editors' Vox—

A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics describes the formation and behavior of oil-sediment residues in marine and coastal environments following an oil spill.

Oil spills in the ocean can have a devastating effect on marine and coastal ecosystems. In an article recently published in Reviews in GeophysicsGustitus and Clement [2017] describe the formation, fate and impact of oil-sediment residues, particularly in nearshore marine environments. The editor asked the authors to explain more about these oil-sediment residues, how they behave in the ocean and at the coast, and recent developments in this field of research....more

-- T. Prabhakar Clement, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama,