Civil and Environmental Engineering
College or School
Faculty Research Advisor
Dr. Nancy Kinner
Melting sea ice has resulted in an increase in shipping vessel traffic in Arctic Sea routes, increasing the occurrence of oil spills. Modeling of oil and ice interactions, which aids in the remediation of spills, requires further characterization of the movement of oil under ice. An experimental design for testing the movement of oil under ice was developed in collaboration with graduate student Jessica Manning as part of the Coastal Response Research Center’s (CRRC) Arctic response project. We apply the experimental design to test how changes in cavity volume, type of oil, and velocity of flow impact the volume and formation of oil transported along the underside of ice. Our findings will aid in refining spill response models used to predict the movement of oil under sea ice.
Wood, James; Kinner, Nancy Dr.; and Manning, Jessica, "Prediction of Movement of Spilled Oil under Ice" (2023). Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Student Presentations. 566.