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dc.contributor.authorBrushett, Benen_US
dc.contributor.authorKing, B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLemckert, Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:36:56Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:36:56Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-15T04:52:54Z
dc.identifier.issn07490208en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.ics2011.pl/artic/SP64_991-994_B.A.Brushett.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42720
dc.description.abstractPollution of the marine environment from hydrocarbon spills is a potential environmental issue with many incidents being reported in recent times. The need for a better understanding of the ocean circulation for spill predictions is essential so that correct response actions can be implemented to minimise environmental damage. There are currently several ocean current models available in the Australian region. This study was aimed at investigating which forecast currents work best when tracking surface drifters deployed during operational oil spill response. The track of a drifter deployed during the Montara well release in the Timor Sea (October 2009) was modelled using six different current models including BLUElink, FOAM, GSLA, HYCOM, NCOM and NLOM. Wind forcing was also required to simulate the track of the drifter and was provided by two wind forecast models, GFS and NOGAPS. Therefore, an ensemble of 12 different model forcing combinations were possible. The NCOM current model with NOGAPS winds produced the best result with an absolute error of 7.19 km after 120 hours (5 days); however NCOM currents with GFS winds tended to more closely predict the track throughout the entire simulation, although the error at the end of the simulation was slightly higher at 11.51 km.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent483260 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherCoastal Education & Research Foundationen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ics2011.pl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75&Itemid=80en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom991en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto994en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Coastal Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolumeSI 64en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Oceanographyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode040503en_US
dc.titleEvaluation of met-ocean forecast data effectiveness for tracking drifters deployed during operational oil spill response in Australian watersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 CERF. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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