The primary purpose of this project was to establish and characterize, as far as possible, hydrocarbon base levels for the Tampa Bay Estuary. In addition, we were to characterize 1) hydrocarbon molecular compositions, 2) the isotopic composition of total and lipid sediment organic carbon, and 3) evaluate the potential for utilizing isotopic analyses to quantify and determine the extent of future oil spills.
Scholar Commons Citation
Doyle, Larry J.; Van Vleet, Edward S.; Sackett, William M.; Blake, Norman J.; and Brooks, Gregg R., "Hydrocarbon Levels in Tampa Bay Final Report" (1985). Reports. Paper 165.