Fate and Behavior Tools Related to Inland Spill Response-- Workshop on the U.S. Geological Survey's Role in Federal Science Support   [open pdf - 9MB]

From the Introduction: "A 2-day workshop (December 12-13, 2017) on fate and behavior tools related to incidents of spills on inland waters (hereafter referred to as 'inland spills') was convened by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Midcontinent Region at the Middleton, Wisconsin, office of the USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center (WSC) through Midcontinent Region funding. The main objective of the workshop was to facilitate communication, mainly among Federal agencies, regarding existing and future planning and response tools for inland spill fate and behavior. [...] The USGS has historically assisted in post-spill hazard science through the DOI's [U.S. Department of the Interior] Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) Program and through process-based research that can inform future spill hazards. [...] . USGS post-spill hazard science is aimed at providing infrastructure that can be used in future spill-response scenarios and in predicting outcomes for spills. These areas of research exist because of past spills where the USGS has been a part of rapid-response science efforts. [This document] provide[s] examples of USGS post-spill water-hazard science."

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Open-File Report 2020-1063
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Fate and Behavior Tools Related to Inland Spill Response. USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Middleton, WI. December 12-13, 2017
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