SLIKTRAK--A COMPUTER SIMULATION OF OFFSHORE OIL SPILLS, CLEANUP, EFFECTS AND ASSOCIATED COSTS PROCEEDINGS OIL SPILL CONF., NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, MARCH 8-10, 1977

The computer program simulates the continued creation of an oil spill and applies weather data to predict movements of each day's spillage for successive days at sea and quantities of oil left after each day until the oil either disappears or reaches a coastline. Cumulative probability curves for the oil volumes cleaned up, oil arriving at specified shores, and total costs are produced by random selection of input variables such as well location, weather data, and the possibility of well bridging, and repetition of simulated spill incidents over a large number of cycles. Traceplots of individual spills can be generated. Results of a study based on the North Sea area are presented, and further development of the program is discussed.

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  • Pagination: p. 45-52

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  • Accession Number: 00177243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1989 12:00AM