OILSIM--A COMPUTER MODEL FOR SIMULATING THE BEHAVIOUR OF OIL SPILLS
The model is structured into modules, each describing certain physical and chemical processes. These modules compute the drift, spreading and weathering over time, and are then combined to track the route and the behaviour of the spill in either a deterministic or stochastic manner. The characteristics of the modules are included. Of great importance for the use of computer simulation models is an efficient and easy operational procedure. This is especially true for its implementation in emergency situations, i.e. for the hour-by-hour tracking and prediction of oil slick movements in case of an actual blow-out, tanker accident or pipeline rupture. Special emphasis was therefore placed on a user-oriented man-machine interface which proved to work very well during the Bravo accident under which an emergency center for operating the spill simulation model was established. A description of the simulator system is given.
- Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC 77), Newfoundland Memorial University, Canada, September 26-30, 1977.
POAC Conference 77,
- Westeng, A
- Willums, J O
- Gloersen, T C
- Audunson, T
- Mundheim, O
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Dispersers; Oil spill cleanup; Oil spills; Probability; Simulation; Spills (Pollution); Statistical analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil dispersal; Oil spill behavior; Oil spill contingency plans; Oil spill simulation; Spill probability analysis
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00167716
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM