Tide Patterns

The paper helps to predict as to how the oil will spread with respect to tide changes. It states that the trajectory analyst is often asked whether an offshore spill will move into a bay or estuary. To answer this question, one of the first things one should look at is the tidal excursion for the inlet. If the spill is anywhere near the extent of the tidal excursion, oil could move into the bay with the tide.

Provided by: National Ocean Industries Association Topic: Software Date Added: Aug 2002 Format: PDF

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