WIT Press


Some Recommendations For Testing Oil Spill Computer Models

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980091

Volume

27

Pages

9

Published

1998

Size

739 kb

Author(s)

Reinaldo Garcia-Martmez

Abstract

According to a recent state-of-the-art review of modelling transport and fate of spills [1], more than 50 oil spill models have been developed in the last 30 years. Even though some of these models are used for spill response actions during accidents, environmental impact assessment, contingency planning and response training, there are not standard methodologies to evaluate their quality. Questions like "how good is a model at predicting real oil spill events?" are not generally answered objectively. This article presents some ideas that may contribute to design a set of standard benchmarks that would allow users and developers to assess models on a rational basis. 1 Introduction In March 1998, a workshop was held in Lillehammer, Norway

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