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dc.contributor.authorTarr, Matthew  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorZito, Phoebe  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorOverton, Edward B.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorOlson, Gregory M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorAdhikari, Puspa L.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorReddy, Christopher M.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-06T17:32:10Z
dc.date.available2016-10-06T17:32:10Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.citationOceanography 29, no. 3 (2016): 126–135en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/8434
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Oceanography Society, 2016. This article is posted here by permission of The Oceanography Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Oceanography 29, no. 3 (2016): 126–135, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2016.77.en_US
dc.description.abstractCrude oil is a complex mixture of many thousands of mostly hydrocarbon and nitrogen-, sulfur-, and oxygen-containing compounds with molecular weights ranging from below 70 Da to well over 2,000 Da. When this complex mixture enters the environment from spills, ruptures, blowouts, or seeps, it undergoes a continuous series of compositional changes that result from a process known as weathering. Spills of petroleum involving human activity generally result in more rapid input of crude oil or refined products (diesel, gasoline, heavy fuel oil, and diluted bitumens) to the marine system than do natural processes and urban runoffs. The primary physicochemical processes involved in weathering include evaporation, dissolution, emulsification, dispersion, sedimentation/flocculation, microbial degradation, and photooxidation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors of this article received funding from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (data are publicly available through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative [GRIIDC] at https://data.gulfresearchinitiative.org) and the National Science Foundation (CHE-1507295 and OSE-1333148).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Oceanography Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.77
dc.titleWeathering of oil spilled in the marine environmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5670/oceanog.2016.77


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