Weather is the single most important factor in choosing and obtaining success with oil spill countermeasures?mechanical recovery, chemical dispersants, and in-situ burning. To understand better the ?windows of opportunity? associated with each countermeasure, the Council contracted with Dr. Merv Fingas of Environment Canada to study weather limitations of the countermeasures. The two most important factors described by Dr. Fingas are wind and wave height. Other weather factors of importance include current speed and temperature.
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