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Smoke Plume Trajectory from In Situ Burning of Crude Oil in Alaska - Updated Simulation Results

Published

Author(s)

William D. Walton, Kevin B. McGrattan

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to update calculations, originally performed in 1993, that predict the downwind extent of smoke particulate from hypothetical in situ burns of spilled crude oil in Alaska. The reason for the update is that the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) have changed since 1993. These standards formed the basis for establishing "safe distances" for separating potential burning sites from populated areas in Alaska.
Citation
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1706
Report Number
1706

Keywords

ALOFT, fire modeling, in situ burning, oil fires

Citation

Walton, W. and McGrattan, K. (2011), Smoke Plume Trajectory from In Situ Burning of Crude Oil in Alaska – Updated Simulation Results, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=908811 (Accessed February 22, 2024)
Created July 20, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021