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Mathematical Modelling Of Oil Spills In The Atlantic Iberian Coastal Waters

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV040321

Volume

68

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

1,152 kb

Author(s)

J.L.S. Pinho, J.S. Antunes do Carmo & J.M.P. Vieira

Abstract

This paper presents an information system that is being developed as a management support tool for accidental oil spills in the Atlantic coastal waters of the Iberian Peninsula. Oil slick transport is predicted using a transport model (two-dimensional eulerian model implemented in the RMA4 program) associated with hydrodynamic models (two-dimensional models implemented in the RMA2 program and three-dimensional models implemented with the POM program). These hydrodynamic models can simulate tides, winds, river discharges and density gradients for induced currents. Data used to establish the models’ bathymetry and boundary conditions are also presented. Geo-referenced data are processed via a Geographical Information System to

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