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Title: Simulation of oil slick transport in Great Lakes connecting channels : theory and model formulation
Authors: Clarkson University.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Detroit District.
Shen, Hung Tao.
Yapa, Poojitha N. D. D.
Petroski, Mark E.
Keywords: Computer models
Computer simulation
Great Lakes
Great Lakes connecting channels
Oil spills
Oil slicks
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 90-1.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: The growing concern over the impacts of oil spills on aquatic environments has led to the development of many computer models for simulating the transport and spreading of oil slicks in surface water. Almost all of these models were developed for coastal environments. In this study, two computer models, named as ROSS and LROSS, were developed for simulating oil slick transport in rivers and lakes, respectively. The oil slick transformation processes considered in these models include advection, spreading, evaporation and dissolution. These models can be used for slicks of any shape originated from instantaneous or continuous spills in rivers and lakes with or without ice covers. Although the study was originated by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District in relation to the Great Lakes limited navigation season extension study, these models can be used for any river and lake.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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