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BOEM
Primary
UAF

Cook Inlet Circulation Model Calculations (AK-13-x10)

Oil-Spill-Risk Analysis (OSRA) is a cornerstone foundation for evaluating alternatives in OCS oil and gas leasing NEPA analyses and oil spill response plans. The results of this study will be used by BOEM to create the Oil-Spill Risk Analysis (OSRA) estimates of oil spill trajectories. The ocean models have been shown to have skill in estimating the near surface currents. This study will result in a time series of simulated current and wind fields that will be compared to field projects that have been conducted in the Cook Inlet and will be used in the OSRA calculations.

The objective of this study is to obtain simulations of the surface circulation in Cook Inlet for use in OSRA. The simulations must have significant skill in reproducing the near-surface currents, compared to drifting buoy data, fixed current meters, ADCPs, and other data sets. The results of the model will provide environmental variability input into the OSRA calculations.

Complete
2014-01-01
2015-12-31

Data and Resources

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    Website :: BOEM Alaska Environmental Studies Website

    http://www.boem.gov/Environmental-Stewardship/Environmental-Studies/Alaska-Region/Alaska-Studies/index.aspx

Status: Complete
Start Date: 2014/01/01
Type: Project
End Date: 2015/12/31
Primary Contacts
Name: Heather Crowley
Email: heather.crowley@boem.gov
Primary Organizations
Type
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Federal

Other Organizations
University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Direct Record Link
http://catalog.northslopescience.org/catalog/entries/3735-cook-inlet-circulation-model-calculations-ak-1