WIT Press


Smoke Plume Screening Tool For In-situ Burning

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980111

Volume

27

Pages

9

Published

1998

Size

714 kb

Author(s)

William J. Lehr & Roy Overstreet

Abstract

One of the newer techniques in oil spill cleanup is in-situ burning of the slick. However, the option to burn floating oil is sometimes restricted due to the resulting smoke plume it creates. Sophisticated models exist to predict this smoke plume but usually require non-trivial, on-scene meteorological measurements and a skilled operator to run successfully. While such requirements are reasonable in the case of an actual burn event, there are situations when less data and expertise are available and less accuracy is required. Such situations include screening scenarios for planning purposes and early feasibility studies. NOAA/HAZMAT has developed a smoke plume screening tool as part of the redesign of its oil behavior and fate m

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