Article

 

Modelling the mass exchange dynamics of oceanic surface and subsurface oil Public Deposited

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/articles/xd07gz87s

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract
  • We propose a time dependent Eulerian model for sea surface entrainment, buoyancy transport and droplet dynamics of ocean oil. The model captures the microscale vertical oil mass exchanges in the neighborhood of the sea surface. This model is in turn part of an oil fate model designed to capture oil dynamics at large spatiotemporal scales typical of environmental studies. The adiabatic dynamics of the droplets are upscaled by a combination of filtering and stochastic parametrization. The upscaling addresses the computational burden of resolving the microscale. The upscaled droplet dynamics are tested against data and the mass exchange mechanism is incorporated into a nearshore oil transport model in order to highlight the importance of incorporating vertical mass exchanges and droplet distribution dynamics in predicting the distributing of shoaling oil.
License
Resource Type
DOI
Date Issued
Journal Title
Journal Volume
  • 129
Academic Affiliation
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
ISSN
  • 1463-5003

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Items