ASTM International - ASTM F2067-07
Standard Practice for Development and Use of Oil-Spill Trajectory Models
|Publication Date:||1 April 2007|
|ICS Code (Exploratory, drilling and extraction equipment):||75.180.10|
significance And Use:
During an oil-spill response, trajectory models are used to predict the future movement and fate of oil (forecast mode). This information is used for planning purposes to position equipment and... View More
During an oil-spill response, trajectory models are used to predict the future movement and fate of oil (forecast mode). This information is used for planning purposes to position equipment and response personnel in order to optimize a spill response.
Oil-spill trajectory models can be used in a statistical manner (stochastic mode) to identify the areas that may be impacted by oil spills.
In those cases where the degree of risk at various locations from an unknown source is needed, trajectory models can be used in an inverse mode to identify possible sources of the pollution (receptor mode).
Oil-spill trajectory models are used in the development of scenarios for training and exercises. The use of models allows the scenario designer to develop incidents and situations in a realistic manner.View Less
1.1 This practice describes the features and processes that should be included in an oil-spill trajectory and fate model.
1.2 This practice applies only to oil-spill models and does not consider the broader need for models in other fields. This practice considers only computer-based models, and not physical modeling of oil-spill processes.
1.3 This practice is applicable to all types of oil in oceans, lakes, and rivers under a variety of environmental and geographical conditions.
1.4 This practice does not address issues of computer operation. It is assumed that the user of this practice is familiar with the use of a computer and its operating systems.