BREAK UP OF OIL ON ROUGH SEAS - SIMPLIFIED MODELS AND STEP-BY-STEP CALCULATIONS

This study tries to integrate the existing theoretical and experimental information regarding behavior of oil spills in ocean into a unified, sequential calculation procedure. Major consideration was given to developing the least sophisticated calculation procedures which maintain a reasonable description of the totality of the physical processes. The principal phenomena included in the prediction of spill behavior are: combined spreading and evaporation; the interaction of waves with the slick and formation of oil droplets; dispersion of droplets in the water column; and finally the formation and dispersion of slicklets due to turbulence in the ocean. The model has been exercised for four different types of oils: light crude, heavy crude, fuel oil no. 2 and fuel oil no. 6.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02140

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Aravamudan, K
    • Raj, P K
    • Newman, E
    • Tucker, W A
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 210 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ADL-83066 Final Rpt., USCG-D-69-79
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-843466-A
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM