Improving a prediction system for oil spills in the Yellow Sea: Effect of tides on subtidal flow SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Improving a prediction system for oil spills in the Yellow Sea: Effect of tides on subtidal flow
Author(s)
Kim, Chang-Sin; Cho, Yang-Ki; Choi, Byoung-Ju; Jung, Kyung Tae; You, Sung Hyup
Publication Year
2013-03-15
Abstract
A multi-nested prediction system for the Yellow Sea using drifter trajectory simulations was developed to predict the movements of an oil spill after the MV Hebei Spirit accident. The speeds of the oil spill trajectories predicted by the model without tidal forcing were substantially faster than the observations; however, predictions taking into account the tides, including both tidal cycle and subtidal periods, were satisfactorily improved. Subtidal flow in the simulation without tides was stronger than in that with tides because of reduced frictional effects. Friction induced by tidal stress decelerated the southward subtidal flows driven by northwesterly winter winds along the Korean coast of the Yellow Sea. These results strongly suggest that in order to produce accurate predictions of oil spill trajectories, simulations must include tidal effects, such as variations within a tidal cycle and advections over longer time scales in tide-dominated areas. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3207
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.12.018
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.68, no.1-2, pp.85 - 92, 2013
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
MODEL; OCEAN; PARAMETERIZATION; CIRCULATION
Keywords
Oil spill; Hebei Spirit; Prediction; Tides; Yellow Sea
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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