WIT Press


Forecasting Accidental Marine Pollution Drift: The French Operational Plan

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980041

Volume

27

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

917 kb

Author(s)

P. Daniel & J. Poitevin

Abstract

In case of accidental marine pollution, Cedre and Meteo-France, within the framework of their own public service missions, provide assistance to the French authorities in charge of pollution response. Meteo-France has developed a numerical marine oil pollution transport model, named MOTHY, designed to simulate the transport of oil in three dimensions. A hydrodynamic ocean model is linked to an oil spill model including current shear, vertical movements and fate of the oil. The use of a global atmospheric model for atmospheric forcing enables world-wide application of the model. This oil spill response system has been operational since February 1994. In case of marine pollution, Meteo- France send meteorological

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