Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 859–870 | Cite as

Development of an oil spill forecast system for offshore China

  • Yonggang Wang (王永刚)
  • Zexun Wei (魏泽勋)
  • Wei An (安伟)
Physics

Abstract

An oil spill forecast system for offshore China was developed based on Visual C++. The oil spill forecast system includes an ocean environmental forecast model and an oil spill model. The ocean environmental forecast model was designed to include timesaving methods, and comprised a parametrical wind wave forecast model and a sea surface current forecast model. The oil spill model was based on the “particle method” and fulfills the prediction of oil particle behavior by considering the drifting, evaporation and emulsification processes. A specific database was embedded into the oil spill forecast system, which contained fundamental information, such as the properties of oil, reserve of emergency equipment and distribution of marine petroleum platform. The oil spill forecast system was successfully applied as part of an oil spill emergency exercise, and provides an operational service in the Research and Development Center for Offshore Oil Safety and Environmental Technology.

Keywords

oil spill China offshore particle method emergency service 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yonggang Wang (王永刚)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zexun Wei (魏泽勋)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wei An (安伟)
    • 3
  1. 1.First Institute of OceanographyState Oceanic Administration (SOA)QingdaoChina
  2. 2.Laboratory for Regional Oceanography and Numerical ModelingQingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and TechnologyQingdaoChina
  3. 3.China Offshore Environmental Services Ltd.Tianjin TangguChina

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