THE EFFECT OF BREAKING WAVES ON THE MIXING OF LIQUID POLLUTANTS INTO THE SEA

Arvid Naess

Abstract


Experience gathered during the last few years shows that a serious problem when fighting oil spills out in open waters, is the mixing of the oil into the sea by breaking waves. In this paper we propose a theoretical model that we believe represent a fruitful approach to the problem of determining the amount of oil mixed into the sea by breaking waves. Our model is based primarily on probabilistic methods, but with experimental observations and data as an essential foundation.

Keywords


breaking waves; liquid pollutants; pollution; pollution mixing

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