Deborah P. French McCay

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Methods were developed to estimate the potential impacts and natural resource damages resulting from oil spills using probabilistic modeling techniques. The oil fates model uses wind data, current data, and transport and weathering algorithms to calculate mass balance of fuel components in various environmental compartments (water surface, shoreline, water(More)
Seagrass beds and salt marshes are important in the life histories of many fish, invertebrates, and aquatic birds, such that population size and production of these organisms can be limited by the loss of these habitats. Therefore, restoring seagrass or salt marsh would be expected to benefit species dependent on these resources. Following the ‘North Cape’(More)
Natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) models for oil spills have been under development since 1984. Generally applicable (simplified) versions with built-in data sets are included in US government regulations for NRDAs in US waters. The most recent version of these models is SIMAP (Spill Impact Model Application Package), which contains oil fates and(More)
A wide variety of chemicals are shipped in bulk world-wide, raising concerns regarding the ecological and human health risks of spills of hazardous materials. A screening analysis was performed, using the chemical spill model CHEMMAP to estimate the expected fate and concentrations of chemical in water resulting from a spill into a large estuary and the(More)
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