A case study of consensus modelling for tracking oil spills

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Title A case study of consensus modelling for tracking oil spills
Author King, Brian; Brushett, Ben Amon; Lemckert, Charles James
Publication Title IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Editor Barbara A Burns, Clem Davis, Andrew E Kiss & John R Taylor
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher IOP Science
Abstract Metocean forecast datasets are essential for the timely response to marine incidents and pollutant spill mitigation at sea. To effectively model the likely drift pattern and the area of impact for a marine spill, both wind and ocean current forecast datasets are required. There are two ocean current forecast models and two wind forecast models currently used operationally in the Australia and Asia Pacific region. The availability of several different forecast models provides a unique opportunity to compare the outcome of a particular modelling exercise with the outcome of another using a different model and determining whether there is consensus in the results. Two recent modelling exercises, the oil spill resulting from the damaged Pacific Adventurer (in Queensland) and the oil spill from the Montara well blowout (in Western Australia) are presented as case studies to examine consensus modelling.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/11/1/012025
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2010. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. It is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this paper please refer to the conference website or contact the authors.
ISBN 1755-1315
Conference name 17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Location Canberra, Australia
Date From 2010-01-27
Date To 2010-01-29
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36123
Date Accessioned 2011-01-26
Language en_US
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Physical Oceanography
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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