This book reviews the adequacy of information available for predicting and managing the environmental and human effects of oil and gas activities on Alaska's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It examines how the Alaskan OCS and adjacent onshore natural and human environments differ from those in more temperate waters and to what degree the information characterizes those differences. (It also recommends alternatives to further studies in some cases where more information would be helpful for decisionmaking.)Chukchi and East Siberian seas, and Herald and Hanna shoals in the Chukchi Sea shelf north of Bering Strait. Submarine canyons include the ... Three to five storms each month pass along the Aleutians into the Gulf of Alaska or into the Bering Sea-Bristol Bay region. In comparison, fewer than two storms a month pass across the northern Bering (Overland, 1981). Relatively few storms occur north ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Environmental Information for Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Decisions in Alaska|
|Publisher||:||National Academies - 1994-01-15|