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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Camp, Janey Vanessa Smith
URN etd-07282009-071025
Title Design and Implementation of an Advanced Spill Management Information System for Surface Waters
Degree PhD
Department Environmental Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Eugene J. LeBoeuf Committee Co-Chair
Mark D. Abkowitz Committee Co-Chair
Boualem Hadjerioua Committee Member
David J. Furbish Committee Member
James P. Dobbins Committee Member
  • oil spill
  • decision support
  • hydrologic model
  • management
Date of Defense 2009-07-20
Availability unrestricted
This research involved the development of a new information system to improve inland waterway spill response. A review of current decision-support tools used to aid in spill response suggested that improvements were needed. Based on an evaluation of demands faced by both water quality management and spill response personnel, an enhanced system design was developed and implemented, one that utilizes advanced modeling capabilities and provides information in a visual manner. The resulting product, Spill Management Information System, version 2.0 (SMIS 2.0), combines state-of-the-art hydrodynamic and spill impact models with a geographic information system (GIS) interface to create a user-friendly tool to assist in predicting spill propagation and the location of spill response resources. The system is successfully demonstrated in a case study application in which several spill scenarios are simulated on the Kentucky Lake portion of the Tennessee River.
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