Accession Number : ADA018947

Title :   A Computer Simulation Technique for Oil Spills Off the New Jersey-Delaware Coastline.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Martin C. ; Bacon,Jerry C. ; Lissauer,Ivan M.

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Predictions of the movement of oil slicks and their impact locations along the shoreline of New Jersey and Delaware were determined for two potential deepwater ports and two potential drilling sites. A hydrodynamical-numerical model for the New York Bight area was coupled with a wind generating model to produce temporal patterns of concentration of oil. Shoreline impact determinations were made for the four spill sites for the average winter storm conditions and average summer high pressure systems generated by the models.

Descriptors :   *Oil spills, *New Jersey, *Delaware, Predictions, Sites, Impact, Deep water, Marine terminals, Hydrodynamics, Mathematical models, Computerized simulation, Storms, Winter, Coastal regions, Offshore drilling, Wind, Oil pollution, Shores

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE