Analysis of the Contribution of Wind Drift Factor to Oil Slick Movement under Strong Tidal Condition: Hebei Spirit Oil Spill Case SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Analysis of the Contribution of Wind Drift Factor to Oil Slick Movement under Strong Tidal Condition: Hebei Spirit Oil Spill Case
Author(s)
Kim, Tae-Ho; Yang, Chan-Su; Oh, Jeong-Hwan; Ouchi, Kazuo
KIOST Author(s)
Yang, Chan Su(양찬수)
Alternative Author(s)
김태호; 양찬수; Kazuo
Publication Year
2014-01-30
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the wind drift factor under strong tidal conditions in the western coastal area of Korea on the movement of oil slicks caused by the Hebei Spirit oil spill accident in 2007. The movement of oil slicks was computed using a simple simulation model based on the empirical formula as a function of surface current, wind speed, and the wind drift factor. For the simulation, the Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC) model and Automatic Weather System (AWS) were used to generate tidal and wind fields respectively. Simulation results were then compared with 5 sets of spaceborne optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. From the present study, it was found that highest matching rate between the simulation results and satellite imagery was obtained with different values of the wind drift factor, and to first order, this factor was linearly proportional to the wind speed. Based on the results, a new modified empirical formula was proposed for forecasting the movement of oil slicks on the coastal area.
ISSN
1932-6203
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2913
DOI
10.1371/journal.pone.0087393
Bibliographic Citation
PLOS ONE, v.9, no.1, 2014
Publisher
PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
Subject
OF-THE-ART; SAR IMAGES; SURFACE DRIFT; SEA; TRANSPORT; CURRENTS; WAVES; OCEAN; ALGORITHMS; DISPERSAL
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
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