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Interactive back tracking of offshore oil spill for kuwaiti territorial waters by smart mobile technology
Author : Khaled Al-Salem1 and Khaled Al-Banaa1
A numerical model has been developed based on the solution of the governing
partial differential equations of flow and immiscible pollutants named BOil for predicting
the backtracking of oil slick incidents in the Kuwaiti offshore and Arabian Gulf waters
by using smart mobile technology (IPhone or IPad devices) as shown in Figure 1. The
model has been coupled with KGulf Model, which is a hydrodynamic numerical model
(Al-Salem, 2012) for predicting the 2-D velocity distribution of the surface water. For
the case of transient analysis, the velocity distribution is calculated at each computational
time step, in which it would feed into the back-track oil transport mobile simulation
model. The Lagrangian discrete parcel algorithm has been used to predict the back-track
oil spills and the model consider Monte Carlo Statistical technique to overcome the
random walk in Lagrangian discrete parcel algorithm (Al-Salem K. 2014). The coupled
model has been tested in three previous oil incidents occurred in the Arabian Gulf, and
the model has successfully back-tracked the oil spills when compared with the observed
data. Such technique can possibly be used either on a real-time basis to predict the back
movement of oil spill for unexpected accidents or for quick response for decision markers
on any oil spill accidents in the offshore sea. For more information on BOil Apps link to
web adders at: http://www.hceatkuwait.net/request/Data_iphone.htm.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Special sessions
Date Published : 28/08/2015
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