Dispersion of Passive Tracers in the Baltic Sea Deep Water as Applied to Dumped Chemical Weapons

Authors: Zhurbas, Victor; Paka, Vadim

Source: Marine Technology Society Journal, Volume 46, Number 1, January/February 2012 , pp. 37-50(14)

Publisher: Marine Technology Society

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Abstract:

Abstract

Results of modeling of the migration of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and their decay products from the initial chemical weapons dump site are presented. The aim was to find idealized sediment redistribution schemes in deep basins of the Baltic Sea corresponding to different wind conditions and to model the concentration of dissolved CWA in a continuous release scenario in the Bornholm dump site corresponding to real wind statistics.

Keywords: numerical modeling; random walk; turbulent diffusion

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4031/MTSJ.46.1.2

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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