WIT Press


Evolution Of Oil Trajectory, Fate And Impact Assessment Models

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980071

Volume

27

Pages

14

Published

1998

Size

1,402 kb

Author(s)

D.P. French

Abstract

Oil fates and effects modelling may be used for a wide variety of purposes. Natural resource damage assessment is just one example role. Modelling is particularly useful for ecological risk assessment. Modelling allows quantification of potential impacts and probabilities of those impacts. The relative impacts of various spills can be used to focus response efforts. Maximum liabilities for accidental spills may be estimated. The results of various management strategies may be investigated. A model system may be used to educate the public about potential impacts of various spill scenarios. A number of oil trajectory and fates models are available around the world. However, fewer model developers have carried out the analysis to quantitatively address impacts of oil spills. This review focuses on the development of

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