Oil Spill Drift Caused by the Coupled Effects of Wind and Waves
MISSOURI UNIV-ROLLA DIV OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering