|The geographical distribution of tar in the North Atlantic|
|Levy, E.M. (1977). The geographical distribution of tar in the North Atlantic. Rapp. P.v. Réun. Cons. int. Explor. Mer. 171: 55-60|
|In: Rapport et Procès-verbaux des Réunions, Conseil international pour L'Exploration de la Mer. ICES, more|
|Also published as |
- Levy, E.M. (1977). The geographical distribution of tar in the North Atlantic, in: McIntyre, A.D. et al. (Ed.) (1977). Petroleum hydrocarbons in the marine environment: Proceedings from ICES Workshop held in Aberdeen 9-12 September 1975. Rapp. P.-v. Réun. Cons. int. Explor. Mer, 171: pp. 55-60, more
Geographical distribution; Oil pollution; Tar balls; ASW, Sargasso Sea [gazetteer]; Marine
The results obtained from 1971 to 1974 in a continuing study of the distribution of tar on the surface of the North Atlantic are presented. In the waters to the north and west of the Gulf Stream /North Atlantic Current system tar pollution was virtually nonexistent. on the other hand, pollution was extensive elsewhere with the highest concentrations in the Sargasso Sea. The observed distribtuion is considered in terms of the inputs and the circulation of North Atlantic surface waters.