How can we predict how a chemical spill will evolve in the sea environment?
The occurrence of a chemical spill into the sea is always a major problem for the authorities involved.
Reliable prediction of its dispersion helps deploy the necessary combat resources in an effective manner.
Using specific dispersion models for the type of hydrocarbon involved allows those responsible for combating the problem to correctly deploy resources and to communicate effective combat orders.
The timely planning of contingency measures is able to minimise environmental impact and costs involved in the cleanup.
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