REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF BASIC TECHNIQUES FOR PREDICTING THE BEHAVIOR OF SURFACE OIL SLICKS

The purpose of the study described is to conduct a state-of-the-art review of the basic techniques and knowledge associated with surface oil slick behavior. This report presents the results of this review. Because of its significance in determining the fate of oil slicks, the representation and determination of wind fields is discussed first. The report presents a treatment of the advection of oil slicks that is brought about by the combined action of currents and wind-waves and deals with the various physical phenomena that transform an oil slick as it is being advected. A review and evaluation of existing models for oil slick behavior is also presented. A comprehensive bibliography is included along with an appendix containing a detailed treatment of wind driven currents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Parsons Laboratory for Water Resources and Hydrodynamics
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Stolzenbach, K D
    • Madsen, O S
    • Adams, E E
    • Pollack, A M
    • Cooper, C K
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 322 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 222
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM