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Modeling oil weathering and transport in sea ice


Afenyo, M and Khan, FI and Veitch, B and Yang, M, Modeling oil weathering and transport in sea ice, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 107, (1) pp. 206-215. ISSN 0025-326X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.03.070


This paper presents a model of oil weathering and transport in sea ice. It contains a model formulation and scenario simulation to test the proposed model. The model formulation is based on state-of-the-art models for individual weathering and transport processes. The approach incorporates the dependency of weathering and transport processes on each other, as well as their simultaneous occurrence after an oil spill in sea ice. The model is calibrated with available experimental data. The experimental data and model prediction show close agreement. A sensitivity analysis is conducted to determine the most sensitive parameters in the model. The model is useful for contingency planning of a potential oil spill in sea ice. It is suitable for coupling with a level IV fugacity model, to estimate the concentration and persistence of hydrocarbons in air, ice, water and sediments for risk assessment purposes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:fate, model, oil spill, sea ice, transport, weathering, models, oil spills, risk assessment, risk perception, sea ice, sensitivity analysis, weathering, contingency planning, fate, model formulation, model prediction, scenario simulations, transport
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Objective Field:Management of liquid waste from transport activities (excl. water)
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120386
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-23
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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