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Oil spreading in the deep sea and search for methods of discovering oil pollution under the sea surface
Author(s): Vadim K. Goncharov; Vladimir G. Lyskov
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Paper Abstract

This report deals with the problem of estimation of the damages to the environment caused by the crude oil (or oil products) spills from underwater sources. The peculiarities of the oil movement caused by flotation and turbulence in the deep sea were considered on the basis of assumption that the oil dispersed on the separate drops. It is shown that the oil which is coming to the surface is divided into separate clusters in accordance with the sizes of the drops. Mathematical expressions were obtained that permitted us to evaluate the sizes of oil drops and clusters as well as oil concentration depending on time. The analysis of experimental data confirmed the theoretical results while using the diesel oil. Its drops had sizes from 0.10 to 1.34 mm. The diesel oil concentration in clusters corresponds to theoretical predictions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2258, Ocean Optics XII, (26 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190127
Show Author Affiliations
Vadim K. Goncharov, A. N. Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute (Russia)
Vladimir G. Lyskov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2258:
Ocean Optics XII
Jules S. Jaffe, Editor(s)

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