Oil spill simulation in the Japan Sea

H. Kawamura, T. Kobayashi, N. Hirose, T. Ito, O. Togawa

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    Abstract

    An assessment system of the marine environment in the Japan Sea is being developed at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. This study aims to confirm the validity of the assessment system by reproducing the oil spill at the incident of Russian tanker Nakhodka in January 1997. As a main subject, one of the data assimilation techniques, an approximate Kalman filter, was applied to the assessment system by combining an ocean general circulation model with sea level measurements of satellite data. Using calculated ocean currents, simulations of the behaviour of spilled oil were performed with a particle random-walk model. A number of experiments with different parameters and situations showed that the assimilated daily ocean currents with wind drift were for the simulation for movement of spilled oil.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnvironmental Problems in Coastal Regions VI
    Subtitle of host publicationIncluding Oil and Chemical Spill Studies
    PublisherWITPress
    Pages273-278
    Number of pages6
    Volume88
    ISBN (Print)1845641671, 9781845641672
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006
    Event6th International Conference on Environmental Problems in Coastal Regions including Oil and Chemical Spill Studies, COASTAL ENVIRONMENT 2006, CENV06 - Rhodes, Greece
    Duration: Jun 5 2006Jun 7 2006

    Other

    Other6th International Conference on Environmental Problems in Coastal Regions including Oil and Chemical Spill Studies, COASTAL ENVIRONMENT 2006, CENV06
    CountryGreece
    CityRhodes
    Period6/5/066/7/06

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Environmental Science(all)

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    Kawamura, H., Kobayashi, T., Hirose, N., Ito, T., & Togawa, O. (2006). Oil spill simulation in the Japan Sea. In Environmental Problems in Coastal Regions VI: Including Oil and Chemical Spill Studies (Vol. 88, pp. 273-278). WITPress. https://doi.org/10.2495/CENV060261