Fate of Dispersed Oil under Ice

Key Components

  • Literature review to determine availability of suitable modelling data
  • Model selection
  • Tank tests to estimate or measure turbulence generated by the propeller wash of large, ice-capable vessels.
  • Collection of new data required to run and validate the model; primary needs are field data of natural under-ice turbulence, water current profiles, water column CTD measurements, tidal measurements, and under ice roughness scans
  • Dye spreading experiments
  • Modelling of surface and subsurface dispersant use scenarios
  • Reporting and submission of manuscripts to peer reviewed journals