Smoke Plume Trajectory From In Situ Burning of Crude Oil in Alaska.
Smoke Plume Trajectory From In Situ Burning of Crude Oil
McGrattan, K. B.; Baum, H. R.; Rehm, R. G.
NIST SP 995; Volume 2; March 2003.
Environment Canada. Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program
(AMOP) Technical Seminar, 17th Proceedings. Volume 1.
June 8-10, 1994, Vancouver, British Columbia, 725-733
Sponsor:Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Juneau,
curde oil; oil spills; in situ combustion; pool fires;
smoke; fire plumes; smoke measurement; in situ burning
Experimentation, analysis, and modeling have been
performed to predict the downwind dispersion of smoke
resulting from in situ burning of oil spills in Alaska.
Laboratory burns of North Slope and Cook Inlet crude
oils as well as mesoscale experiments performed at the
U.S. Coast Guard Fire and Safety Test Detachment in
Mobile, Alabama have provided input data for the LES
(Large Eddy Simulation) plume trajectory model. A
number of different fire sizes and weather conditions
were considered with the aim of predicting the extent to
which concentrations of smoke particulate matter would
exceed ambient air quality standards. The model was
also applied to the Newfoundland Offshore Burn
Experiment (NOBE), where a comparison has been made
between the model prediction and measurements of the
smoke plume taken from an aircraft.