The oil migration is simulated with a mixed Lagrangian-Eulerian model. The movement of the oil is modeled with Lagrangian point masses or Lagrangian Elements (LE). Time dependent dispersion is applied to the individual LEs. Eulerian current and wind fields are used to advect the LEs. Several scenarios for hypothetical spills in the Straits and upper Puget Sound are shown. The model accurately predicted the migration of the diesel oil spill at Ancortes, Washington. The model is general enough so that submodels for currents and winds developed for other regions can be easily integrated into the simulation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Oceans (New York): Annual Combined Conference of IEEE Council on Oceanic Engineering and the Marine Technology Society, San Diego, 17-19 September 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Karpen, J
    • Galt, J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 628-634

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311616
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 79CH1478-7OEC Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM