ALONG-SHORE COHERENCE OF WINDS ALONG THE NORTH ALASKAN COAST FOR OIL SPILL ANALYSIS

Forecasting the movement and dispersal of spilled oil along the Alaskan North Slope coast requires the description of the wind field(s). From analysis of available data there appears to be three regimes: a western regime (represented by data from Barrow); a central regime (represented by Lonely and Oliktok Point); and an eastern regime (represented by Barter Island). these regimes must be taken into account in the prediction of oil spill movement during "normal conditions." During storm conditions (passage of low pressure systems) the entire coast appears to be regionally controlled rather than locally. An existing Coast Guard storm model can be used to predict coastal winds.

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    • Paper presented at the 9th Annual OTC in Houston, Texas, May 2-5 1977.
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  • Authors:
    • Hufford, G L
    • Welsh, J P
    • Lissauer, I M
    • Thompson, B D
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00158030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V3, OTC 2947 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM