Trajectory of an oil spill off Goa, eastern Arabian Sea: Field observations and simulations

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dc.contributor.author Vethamony, P.
dc.contributor.author Sudheesh, K.
dc.contributor.author Babu, M.T.
dc.contributor.author Jayakumar, S.
dc.contributor.author ManiMurali, R.
dc.contributor.author Saran, A.K.
dc.contributor.author Sharma, L.H.
dc.contributor.author Rajan, B.
dc.contributor.author Srivastava, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-16T12:29:19Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-16T12:29:19Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Pollution, vol.148(2), 438-444p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/618
dc.description.abstract An oil spill occurred off Goa, west coast of India, on 23 March 2005 due to collision of 2 vessels. In general, fair weather with weak winds prevails along the west coast of India during March. In that case, the spill would have moved slowly and reached the coast. However, in 2005 when this event occurred, relatively stronger winds prevailed, and these winds forced the spill to move away from the coast. The spill trajectory was dominated by winds rather than currents. The MIKE 21 Spill Analysis model was used to simulate the spill trajectory. The observed spill trajectory and the slick area were in agreement with the model simulations. The present study illustrates the importance of having pre-validated trajectories of spill scenarios for select eco-sensitive regions for preparedness and planning suitable response strategies whenever spill episodes occur.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights An edited version of this paper was published by Elsevier. Copyright [2007] Elsevier
dc.subject Spill trajectory
dc.subject Oil spill
dc.subject Arabian Sea
dc.subject Hydrodynamics
dc.title Trajectory of an oil spill off Goa, eastern Arabian Sea: Field observations and simulations
dc.type Journal Article


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