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Movement Of Oil Slicks In Coastal Seas: Mathematical Model And Numerical Analysis Of An Introductory Case Study

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

15

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

810 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV960121

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

J.F.C.A. Meyer & R.F. Cantao

Abstract

This work is concerned with the modelling and numerical simulation of oil slick behavior and movement in coastal seas. It is one of the subprojects of a greater effort for the creation of an official manual for organizing protection and cleaning activities, in the case of the accidental occurrence of oil spills. Besides presenting a model, acceptable simplifications are discussed, and an algorithm is presented for numerical approximation and computational simulations in the Sao Sebastiao Channel region, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 1 Introduction Some years ago, during a Brazilian Symposium on the Management of Coastal Ecosystems, a group was formed to study the creation of a manual with directions of necessary actions in the case of a co

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