Report on In Situ Burning in Ice-Affected Waters: State of Knowledge Report

This report provides an in-depth State of Knowledge synthesis on in situ burning (ISB) in ice-affected waters.

It is intended for all researchers, specialists and technically inclined stakeholders who are interested in scientific, technological, environmental and human health details of ISB response in ice conditions, to access the science and technology behind ISB in a logical and sequential manner.

This report includes a treatise on the science of how in situ oil burning works, consisting of a detailed literature review of all relevant scientific and field studies and experiments on the subject.  The key physical and chemical processes involved in in situ burning are discussed, as well as the factors that control ignitability and combustibility of oil spills on water and how various oil weathering processes, such as water-in-oil emulsification, affect ignition and burning