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TitleOil spills in coastal zones : environmental impacts and practical mitigating solutions
Author(s)Carmo, José S. A.
Pinho, José L. S.
Vieira, J. M. Pereira
Issue date2005
CitationINTERNATIONAL MARITIME ASSOCIATION OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, Lisboa, 2005 - " International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM2005)". [S.l.: s.n., 2005].
Abstract(s)A computational structure that has been developed to forecast the time-space evolution of oil spills in marine environments is presented. This structure was developed considering widely used mathematica formulations for oil spreading and weathering processes. A Eulerian transport model, that uses hydrodynamic results obtained with a two-dimensional and a quasi three-dimensional hydrodynamic model, was used to predict the oil slick transport and spread. General characteristics of the computational structure and the results of its application to a real case study - the “Cercal” accident in October 1994 - are presented. Georeferenced data are processed via a Geographical Information System tool. Data on the N/T “Prestige” oil spill processed by means of this information system and simulation results are also included.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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