WIT Press


An Oil Spill Model For Cook Inlet And Shelikof Strait, Alaska

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980311

Volume

27

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,238 kb

Author(s)

Bryan Pearce

Abstract

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Committee (CIRCAC) and the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Committee (PWSRCAC) have jointly produced an oil spill model that entirely encompasses Cook Inlet as well as Shelikof Straight and a small part of the Gulf of Alaska. The modeled region is approximately 400 Km by 400 Km. Cook Inlet is a resonant basin with tidal ranges in some areas on the order of 10 meters with extensive areas that go dry at low tide and currents in excess of 5 Kts. Because of the large currents and current variations in Cook Inlet it was necessary to place considerable emphasis on a flow model to construct an oil spill model. The model allows the user to specify the location of the oil sp

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