Impact of climate change and seasonal trends on the fate of Arctic oil spills

@inproceedings{Nordam2017ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of climate change and seasonal trends on the fate of Arctic oil spills},
  author={Tor Nordam and Dorien A. E. Dunnebier and CJ Beegle-Krause and Mark Reed and Dag Slagstad},
  booktitle={Ambio},
  year={2017}
}
We investigated the effects of a warmer climate, and seasonal trends, on the fate of oil spilled in the Arctic. Three well blowout scenarios, two shipping accidents and a pipeline rupture were considered. We used ensembles of numerical simulations, using the OSCAR oil spill model, with environmental data for the periods 2009–2012 and 2050–2053 (representing a warmer future) as inputs to the model. Future atmospheric forcing was based on the IPCC’s A1B scenario, with the ocean data generated by… CONTINUE READING
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