On 31 May 2003 the Chinese bulk carrier Fu Shan Hai collided with the Cypriot freighter Gdynia in the western Baltic Sea. The event was monitored by several satellite images, such as those acquired by the European synthetic aperture radar (SAR) on board ERS-2 and MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) on board Envisat and by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board Aqua and Terra platforms. The synergistic use of oil drift models and remote sensing observations could play an important role to prepare an emergency plan in transporting oil. In the present study we used MIKE 21 SA model for simulating the trajectories of the oil spill. We drove the oil transport module with currents obtained from MIKE 21 Flow Model and surface winds from operational satellite scatterometer. A good agreement with satellite observations has been obtained.
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|Titolo:||Satellite observations and modeling of oil spill trajectories in the Baltic Sea|
|Titolo del libro:||1st Workshop on the State of the Art and Challenges of Research Efforts at Poliba|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|