In an effort to clarify the oil transport better, and to validate the oil spill simulations of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, a database based on the Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) surveys has been created. Eleven regions of interests were identified and timelines were developed for each region for additional analysis.
Fitzpatrick, Patrick, and Yee Lau. 2016. Louisiana SCAT Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Techniques Oil Observation Database from May 2010 to September 2010. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/N7F18WPJ
The Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Techniques (SCAT) dataset between May and September of 2010 showed the oiling conditions in coastal Louisiana after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. It identified the heavy oil trouble spots for the cleaning efforts. Also, it helped validating our oil spill model.
Data Parameters and Units:
SCAT-LA-OilObsRegions.txt - observations extracted from shapefiles and binned into regions and divided into 9 oil order categories (heavy oiling, moderate oiling, light oiling, very light oiling, trace oiling with heavy tarballs, trace oiling with moderate tarballs, trace oiling with light tarballs, trace oiling with negligible tarballs and no observed oil). Record number, surveyID, date, time, oil category code, oil order, region number. regionsLonLat.txt - Coordinate boundaries of the regions studied [1. Chandeleur Islands, 2. Eastern Biloxi Marsh, 3. Lake Borge / Lake Pontchartrain, 4. Mississippi River Mouth, 5. Sandy Point, 6. Barataria Bay North End, 7. Grand Isle / Fourchon, 8. Terrebonne Bay / Timbalier Bay North End, 9. Last Islands, 10. Atchafalaya Delta, 11. Russell Sage Marsh / Vermillion Bay / West Cote Blanche Bay] Cumulative_SCAT_10Aug2011Sorted - original GIS shapefiles of the Louisiana Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Techniques (SCAT) dataset as obtained from http://gomex.erma.noaa.gov. contains symbology layer file SCAT-LA-May2010toSept2010-3daysGroup.pptx - Non-Georeferenced maps of coastal Louisiana overlayed with points that describe the cumulative 3 day Oil Order from May 10 through September 28, 2010. SCAT-LA-OilObsRegion-20100508-20100930-TimeSeries.pptx - Timelines of cumulative 3 day Oil Order grouped by coastal Louisiana regions