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Set-up Of Oil Spill Warning System In Abu Dhabi Emirate

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE030181

Volume

70

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

660.15 kb

Author(s)

K.A. Mohamed & M. Odeh

Abstract

Set-up of oil spill warning system in Abu Dhabi Emirate K.A. Mohamed & M. Odeh Research Center, Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, UAE Abstract Oil spill modeling is a powerful tool that can be used for predicting the trajectory and concentration of an oil spill. Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) uses oil spill modeling to give a warning signal to power and desalination plants that may be affected by an oil spill. An oil spill warning system in Abu Dhabi was setup using the PART module of Delft3D software package of WLldelft hydraulics. This warning system enables the prediction of the transport and concentration of an oil contaminant during contingency events. The flow conditions during the oil release and prediction period are also modeled and results obtained from the relevant numerical hydrodynamic models of Delft3D. Wind conditions during and after the oil release are important for the oil contaminant transport and are introduced in the oil spill model. This paper sh

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