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    • Keywords


      Ennore; oil spill; trajectory; radar; fronts; GNOME

    • Abstract


      A Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker and a chemical tanker collided two nautical miles off Ennore port on 28 January, 2017. Around 196.4 metric tons (MT) of Heavy Furnace Oil (HFO) was spilled and drifted towards the shore. Oil spill drift advisory and prediction was made by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) using General National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Operational Modeling Environment (GNOME), an oil spill trajectory model. The trajectory model was forced with analysed and forecasted ocean currents from Global Ocean Data Assimilation System (GODAS) based on Modular Ocean Model 4p1 (GM4p1). It was found that spread of HFO obtained from oil spill trajectory model GNOME, has matched well with the observed spread from Sentinel-1A satellite dataset. However, the spread of the HFO was underestimated by the trajectory model, when forced with forecasted GM4p1 currents. Additional ground truth observation from Indian Coast Guard also corroborates this finding.

    • Author Affiliations


      Prasad S J1 2 Balakrishnan Nair T M1 Hasibur Rahaman1 Shenoi S S C1 Vijayalakshmi T2

      1. ESSO – Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad 500 090, India.
      2. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, Telangana 500 085, India.
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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