Accession Number : AD0777702

Title :   Oil Spill Drift Caused by the Coupled Effects of Wind and Waves

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MISSOURI UNIV-ROLLA DIV OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Reisbig, Ronald L

PDF Url : AD0777702

Report Date : Oct 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : A study of the potential effect of wind and waves on oil spill drift was completed. The investigation was initiated to evaluate the importance of coupled wind and wave drift mechanisms for computer simulations of the total drift. The experiment was designed to allow the waves to be generated independently from the wind. Drift velocity results for oil lenses and other floats are reported for wind currents and water waves traveling in the same direction, in the opposite direction and at fixed angles to each other. Experimental results are also reported for the effects of wave length, air turbulence and float design.

Descriptors :   *OIL SPILLS, *WATER WAVES, *WIND, DRIFT, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, INTERACTIONS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE