Oil spill forecasting system

Chi Min Chiu, Ching Jer Huang, Li Chung Wu, Yinglong Joseph Zhang, Hao Cheng Yu

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In this study, a two-step oil spill forecasting system is developed. In the first step, once the volume and properties of the spilled oil were known, the initial oil spill area and the successive diffused area were estimated using empirical formulas. The oil slick trajectories were then determined using the vectorial summation of the velocity of the ocean current and 3% of the wind speed. A land-based X-band radar was temporarily deployed to obtain the local current velocities during the oil spill event. In the second step, according to the given current and wind fields, the Semi-implicit Cross-scale Hydroscience Integrated System Model (SCHISM) was applied to forecast the location and area of the oil spill.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2017
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781880653975
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2017 Jun 252017 Jun 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792


Other27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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