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Main Title A comparison of the MESA-Puget Sound oil spill model with wind and current observations from August 1978 /
Author Stewart, Robert J. ; Pease, Carol H.
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Pease, C. H.
CORP Author National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, WA. Pacific Marine Environmental Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology.
Publisher Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Environmental Research Laboratories, National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/7-80-168
Stock Number PB81-210965
OCLC Number 606295192
Subjects Oil spills--Juan de Fuca, Strait--Mathematical models. ; Ocean circulation--Juan de Fuca (Strait)
Additional Subjects Ocean currents ; Air water interactions ; Oil pollution ; Juan de Fuca Strait ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Mathematical models ; Ocean tides ; Trajectories ; Dispersing ; Motion ; Stratification ; Density(Mass/volume) pressure ; Sea water ; Comparison ; Maps ; Oil spills ; MESA project ; Baroclinic waves ; NTISEPAORD
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-80-168 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/02/2016
ERAD  EPA 600/7-80-168 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
NTIS  PB81-210965 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation vii, 54 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract This report compares the winds and currents observed in August, 1978 in the Strait of Juan de Fuca with simulated wind and current fields taken from the MESA-Puget Sound oil spill model. This model is described in a companion report, Pease (1980). A method is developed for relating these errors in velocity to uncertainties in predicted position. The tidal current subprogram of the oil spill model is shown to reduce the uncertainty in trajectory position by an amount that is somewhere in the range of 50% to 90% of the total uncertainty that can be caused by ignorance of the tides. It is also shown that the uncertainty in trajectory position is strongly affected by our inability to predict the baroclinic motions in the region. Over small times, less than 10 hours, the dispersion is mainly tidal, and the tidal current subprogram contributes importantly to the prediction of position.
Notes "EPA-600/7-80-168." "October 1980" Includes bibliographical references (pages 32-33).
Place Published Seattle
Title Ser Add Ent Inter agency energy-environment research and development series.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept..
PUB Date Free Form 1980
Series Title Untraced Interagency energy-environment research and development series
Category Codes 8C; 8J; 4B; 68D; 47B; 55B; 86O
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
Primary Description 600/17
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Control Number 323799426
OCLC Time Stamp 20160428105002
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01445cam 2200349Mi 45020