A geospatial evaluation of oil spill impact potential on coastal tourism in the Gulf of Mexico

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2018
Date published: 03/2018
Authors: J.R. Nelson, T.H. Grubesic, L. Sim, K. Rose
Journal title: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems
ISSN: 01989715


  • We identify degrees of oiling along the coast line of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Findings suggest that many areas of tourism activity have small oiling.
  • Approach demonstrates the ability to forecast oil landfall locations.
  • Results enhance understanding oil spill and impact characteristics.
  • Different spill scenarios result in vastly different impacts.
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