WIT Press


Numerical Simulation Of Hypothetical Oil Spills At The Casablanca Oil Platform, NW Mediterranean

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP990531

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,377 kb

Author(s)

M. Espino, M.A. Maidana, F. Hermosilla, M.A. Garcia, J.M. Lopez de Goicochea, A.S.-Arcilla

Abstract

A number of "what if simulations of hypothetical oil spills at the Casablanca oil platform (NW Mediterranean) have been carried out with the aim to optimise the local contingency plans and the allocation of pollution control resources. The oil platform is placed on shallow depths east of the Ebro delta, whose coastline and lagoonal systems are highly praised from the ecological point of view. Finite element models of the shallow-water and convection-diffusion equations are the main tools used in this study. The models use

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