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ASCE Reports, Papers and Articles Relevant to the Gulf Oil Spill

ASCE has produced scores of detailed journal papers, conference proceedings papers and other articles on oil spill remediation and prevention, written by civil engineering experts drawing on their knowledge, experience and insights. Nearly 20 years of reports have been digitally archived by ASCE, available for downloading online. Below is a selection of the reports most relevant to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and how you can order them. Other reports of interest may be found by searching ASCE's Civil Engineering Database.


Year  Report (click for availability)
2010 Modeling of Flow and Water Quality Processes of Oil Spills with Finite Volume Method 
2010 Using Flotation to Separate Oil Spill Contaminated Beach Sands 
2009 Characterization of Water Resources and Environmental Disasters 
2007 Estimating the Oil Droplet Size Distributions in Deepwater Oil Spills 
2006  Developing a Web-Based System for Large-Scale Environmental Hydraulics Problems with Application to Oil Spill Modeling 
2006  Evaluation of Mixing Energy in Laboratory Flasks used for Dispersant Effectiveness Testing 
2006  Stochastic Particle Trajectory Modeling Techniques for Spill and Search and Rescue Models 
2005  Advanced Hydrodynamics for Accurate Prediction of Chemical (Oil) Pollution Disasters in Coastal Areas 
2005  Calculating Compensatory Restoration in Natural Resource Damage Assessments: Recent Experience in California 
2005 Marine Oil Spill Response in California: A model of Innovation, Preparedness and Leadership 
2004 COASTMAP: A Globally Re-Locatable, Real Time Marine environmental Monitoring and Modeling System, with Application to Narragansett Bay and Southern New England Coastal Waters 
2004 Oil Spill Dispersant Effectiveness Protocol. I: Impact of Operational Variables 
2004 Oil Spill Dispersant Effectiveness Protocol. II: Performance of Revised Protocol 
2003 Development and Application of Oil Spill Model for Singapore Coastal Waters 
2002 Laboratory Study on Dispersant Effectiveness in Alaskan Seawater 
2001 Oil Spill Remediation Using Magnetic Separation 
2001 Surface Spills in a Wave Environment 
2000 Buoyant Velocity of Spherical and Nonspherical Bubbles/Droplets 
2000 Simulation of the Oil Trajectory and Fate on the Diamond Grace Spill in Tokyo Bay 
2000 Sources of Uncertainty for Oil Spill Simulations 
2000 Valuing Beach Recreation Lost in Environmental Accidents 
1999 Crisis Management and Planning Using Systems Methodologies 
1998 Investigations and Governmental Cooperation on the Coastal and Marine Impact of Oil Spill Responsiveness to Recent Shore Based Spills in Central California 
1998 Navy Oil Spill Contingency Planning 
1998 Oil Spill Cleanup Technologies and Planning 
1998 Oil Spill Prevention and Response: Partnerships Make It Happen 
1998 Oil Spill Prevention on the California Coast Facts, Failures and the Future 
1998 A Quantitative Basis for Optimal Spill Response 
1998 Real Time Oceanographic Data from the Santa Barbara Channel-Santa Maria Basin Circulation Study Used for Oil Spill Response 
1998 Reducing Duplicative Efforts in Oil Spill Contingency Planning 
1998 Sharing Resources for Effective Oil-Spill Response: Development and Testing of an Agency Oil-Spill Response Plan 
1998 The U.S. Minerals Management Service Oil Spill Research Program 
1998 California and the World Ocean '97 
1997 OSCAR: A Tool for Strategic Analysis of Oil Spill Response Alternatives 
1996 Method for Estimating Boiling Temperatures of Crude Oils 
1996 State-of-the-Art Review of Modeling Transport and Fate of Oil Spills 
1993 Eutrophication Analysis of Embayments in Prince William Sound, Alaska 
1993 Oil in the Intertidal and Subtidal Sediment of the Saudi Arabian Coast One Year After the Gulf War Oil Spill 
1993 Oil Spill Contingency Planning—Public Participation Through the Coastal Zone Management Process 
1993 Pre-Spill Planning for Natural Resource Damage Assessments 
1993 Recovery of Shoreline Ecosystems Following the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and Subsequent Treatment 
1993 Results from Minerals Management Service Funded Oil Spill Response Research 1991-1993 
1993 San Francisco Bay and Delta Oil Spill Fate Studies Part I: Hydrodynamic Simulation 
1993 San Francisco Bay and Delta Oil Spill Fate Studies Part II: Oil Spill Simulation 
1992 Diversion Oil Booms in Current 
1991 Oil-Spill Risk Simulation Model 
1991 Results from Selected Oil-Spill Response Research 
1990 Bio Bonanza? (Civil Engineering magazine, hard-copy reproduction)