A Computer Model for Oil Slick Transport in Rivers

by Poojitha D. Yapa, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,
Hung Tao Shen, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


A computer model for simulating oil slick transport in rivers is presented. In the model the effects of advection, spreading, evaporation, and dissolution on the transformation of an oil slick are considered. The model can be used to simulate instantaneous or continuous spills, and has been applied to simulate the fate of oil spills in the Great Lakes connecting channels.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Hydrologic models | Hazardous materials spills | Rivers and streams | Simulation models | Water pollution | Hydraulic models | Flow simulation | Great Lakes

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