PREDICTION OF THE MOVEMENT OF AN OIL SPILL ON THE SURFACE OF THE WATER

A calculation procedure is described to represent the displacement of a surface oil spill under the action of time-varying surface wind stress components; predictions using this techniques are carried out for the 1970 Arrow spill in Chedabucto Bay, Nova Scotia. The procedure presented is based on a convolution integral of the x- and y-components of a time-varying wind stress and is approximated in summation form for computer application. For an impulsive wind stress, it is demonstrated that the summation form is in agreement with an analytical solution by Fredholm.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

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    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Warner, J L
    • Graham, J W
    • Dean, R G
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 381-388
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1550 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM