Chapter headings and selected sections:
Economic Development and Oil Exploration in Kuwait and Iraq. Background information - Kuwait. Oil development in Kuwait. General background - Iraq. Historical development of oil fields in Iraq. The Gulf Environmental Crisis: Preparations, Predictions and Warning. Background of the Gulf crisis. Early prediction of environmental catastrophe. Extinguishing Kuwaiti Oil Fires. Smoke plumes from Kuwaiti oil wells. Fire extinguishing methods. Source Estimates. Application of remote sensing technique. Smoke Plume Characterization. Smoke plume - physical characterization. Smoke plume - chemical characterization. Air Quality Monitoring. Air quality standards. Concentration of gaseous pollutants before and during the Kuwaiti oil fires. Particulate Monitoring. Particulate monitoring in Kuwait. Organic and inorganic constituents in particulate. Modeling Approach. Models used during Kuwaiti oil fires. Environmental Impact Assessment. Impact on human health. Impact on weather. Major Episodes - Lessons Learned and the Future. Future emergency response.
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