Large-scale basin testing to simulate realistic oil droplet distributions from subsea release of oil and the effect of subsea dispersant injection.


:Small-scale experiments performed at SINTEF, Norway in 2011-12 led to the development of a modified Weber scaling algorithm. The algorithm predicts initial oil droplet sizes (d50) from a subsea oil and gas blowout. It was quickly implemented in a high number of operational oil spill models used to predict fate and effect of subsea oil releases both in academia and in the oil industry. This paper presents experimental data from large-scale experiments generating oil droplet data in a more realistic multi-millimeter size range for a subsea blow-out. This new data shows a very high correlation with predictions from the modified Weber scaling algorithm both for untreated oil and oil treated by dispersant injection. This finding is opposed to earlier studies predicting significantly smaller droplets, using a similar approach for estimating droplet sizes, but with calibration coefficients that we mean are not representative of the turbulence present in such releases.


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    abstract::The increase of pollutants in coastal seawater could produce several harmful biological effects on marine organisms related to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) causing cellular and tissue damages through oxidative stress mechanisms. Common octopuses (Octopus vulgaris) inhabiting coastal areas under high...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sillero-Ríos J,Sureda A,Capó X,Oliver-Codorniú M,Arechavala-Lopez P

    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

  • Using Copernicus Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 data to monitor harmful algal blooms in Southern Chile during the COVID-19 lockdown.

    abstract::During the southern summer of 2020, large phytoplankton blooms were detected using satellite technology in Chile (western Patagonia), where intensive salmonid aquaculture is carried out. Some harvesting sites recorded massive fish mortalities, which were associated with the presence of the dinoflagellate species Cochl...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rodríguez-Benito CV,Navarro G,Caballero I

    更新日期:2020-12-01 00:00:00

  • Impacts of anthropogenic forcing on source variability of sedimentary organic matter in the Yellow River estuary over the past 60 years.

    abstract::To evaluate changes in the source of sedimentary organic matter (OM) in the Yellow River estuary, a sediment core collected in eastern Laizhou Bay was analyzed for total organic carbon (TOC), stable carbon isotopes of TOC, and biomarkers. The results showed a decreasing trend in terrestrial OM (TOM), but an increasing...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Xiao R,Wu X,Du J,Deng B,Xing L

    更新日期:2020-02-01 00:00:00

  • Dynamic ecological risk modelling of hydrocarbon release scenarios in Arctic waters.

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sajid Z,Khan F,Veitch B

    更新日期:2020-04-01 00:00:00

  • Spatial distribution and fate of perfluoroalkyl substances in sediments from the Pearl River Estuary, South China.

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gao Y,Fu J,Meng M,Wang Y,Chen B,Jiang G

    更新日期:2015-07-15 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Elliott M

    更新日期:2003-03-01 00:00:00

  • Inorganic arsenic causes apoptosis cell death and immunotoxicity on European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax).

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cordero H,Morcillo P,Martínez S,Meseguer J,Pérez-Sirvent C,Chaves-Pozo E,Martínez-Sanchez MJ,Cuesta A,Ángeles Esteban M

    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

  • Regional variability in bed-sediment concentrations of wastewater compounds, hormones and PAHs for portions of coastal New York and New Jersey impacted by hurricane Sandy.

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Phillips PJ,Gibson CA,Fisher SC,Fisher IJ,Reilly TJ,Smalling KL,Romanok KM,Foreman WT,ReVello RC,Focazio MJ,Jones DK

    更新日期:2016-06-30 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vethamony P,Babu MT,Ramanamurty MV,Saran AK,Joseph A,Sudheesh K,Padgaonkar RS,Jayakumar S

    更新日期:2007-06-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Franco MA,Steyaert M,Cabral HN,Tenreiro R,Chambel L,Vincx M,Costa MJ,Vanaverbeke J

    更新日期:2008-10-01 00:00:00

  • Bottom trawling noise: Are fishing vessels polluting to deeper acoustic habitats?

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Daly E,White M

    更新日期:2020-12-05 00:00:00

  • The plastic-associated microorganisms of the North Pacific Gyre.

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Carson HS,Nerheim MS,Carroll KA,Eriksen M

    更新日期:2013-10-15 00:00:00

  • Distributions of nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the sediment of Osaka Bay, Japan.

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Uno S,Tanaka H,Kokushi E,Bacolod ET,Koyama J

    更新日期:2017-11-30 00:00:00

  • Trace elements, rare earth elements and inorganic arsenic in seaweeds from Giglio Island (Thyrrenian Sea) after the Costa Concordia shipwreck and removal.

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Squadrone S,Nurra N,Battuello M,Mussat Sartor R,Stella C,Brizio P,Mantia M,Pessani D,Abete MC

    更新日期:2018-08-01 00:00:00

  • Microplastics as novel sedimentary particles in coastal wetlands: A review.

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Paduani M

    更新日期:2020-12-01 00:00:00

  • Real-time eutrophication status evaluation of coastal waters using support vector machine with grid search algorithm.

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kong X,Sun Y,Su R,Shi X

    更新日期:2017-06-15 00:00:00

  • Anthropogenic impact on nitrification dynamics in coastal waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

    abstract::The anthropogenic alteration of the nitrogen cycle results in the modification of the whole food web. And yet, the impact caused on nitrogen dynamics in marine systems is still very uncertain. We propose a workflow to evaluate changes to coastal nitrification by modelling nitrite dynamics, the intermediary compound. N...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Temino-Boes R,Romero I,Pachés M,Martinez-Guijarro R,Romero-Lopez R

    更新日期:2019-08-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::The term "Unresolved Complex Mixture" (UCM) has been used extensively for decades to describe a gas chromatographic characteristic indicative of the presence of fossil fuel hydrocarbons (mainly petroleum hydrocarbons) in hydrocarbons isolated from aquatic samples. We chronicle the origin of the term. While it is still...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Farrington JW,Quinn JG

    更新日期:2015-07-15 00:00:00

  • Adsorption-synergic biodegradation of diesel oil in synthetic seawater by acclimated strains immobilized on multifunctional materials.

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang X,Wang X,Liu M,Bu Y,Zhang J,Chen J,Zhao J

    更新日期:2015-03-15 00:00:00

  • Molecular identification of green algae from the rafts based infrastructure of Porphyra yezoensis.

    abstract::To provide more information on the origin of the Ulva prolifera bloom in Qingdao sea area in China from 2007 to 2011, the diversity of green algae growing on the rafts of Porphyra yezoensis on the coast in Jiangsu Province was investigated based on ITS, rbcL and 5S sequences. Eighty-four of green algal samples from va...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shen Q,Li H,Li Y,Wang Z,Liu J,Yang W

    更新日期:2012-10-01 00:00:00

  • A relic coral fauna threatened by global changes and human activities, Eastern Brazil.

    abstract::Coral species composition of drilled cores from emergent bank reefs, and coral cover of the surface of old and living reefs located along the coast of the state of Bahia, Eastern Brazil, revealed that there is a marked change in the occurrence of the major building coral species in different time intervals of the reef...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Leão ZM,Kikuchi RK

    更新日期:2005-01-01 00:00:00

  • Twenty years later--atrazine concentrations in selected coastal waters of the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea.

    abstract::Despite its EU-wide ban in 2004 the triazine herbicide atrazine (ATR) and its transformation products (TPs) are frequently detected in the aqueous environment. In this study, concentrations of ATR, two of its TPs, and terbuthylazine (TERB) are presented and discussed in coastal waters of the Northern Aegean Sea, the D...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nödler K,Licha T,Voutsa D

    更新日期:2013-05-15 00:00:00

  • Ecological status of seagrass ecosystems: An uncertainty analysis of the meadow classification based on the Posidonia oceanica multivariate index (POMI).

    abstract::Quantifying the uncertainty associated with monitoring protocols is essential to prevent the misclassification of ecological status and to improve sampling design. We assessed the Posidonia oceanica multivariate index (POMI) bio-monitoring program for its robustness in classifying the ecological status of coastal wate...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bennett S,Roca G,Romero J,Alcoverro T

    更新日期:2011-08-01 00:00:00

  • Fast pesticide pre-screening in marine environment using a green microalgae-based optical bioassay.

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Moro L,Pezzotti G,Turemis M,Sanchís J,Farré M,Denaro R,Giacobbe MG,Crisafi F,Giardi MT

    更新日期:2018-04-01 00:00:00

  • Seasonal variability of different biomarkers in mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) farmed at different sites of the Gulf of La Spezia, Ligurian sea, Italy.

    abstract::Mussels (Mytilus spp.) are worldwide utilized in marine biomonitoring by a multi-biomarker approach. However, for a correct interpretation of different biomarker responses, information is needed on their natural seasonal variability due to environmental/physiological factors. In this work, the seasonal variations of d...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Balbi T,Fabbri R,Montagna M,Camisassi G,Canesi L

    更新日期:2017-03-15 00:00:00

  • Spatiotemporal characterization of metals in small craft harbour sediments in Nova Scotia, Canada.

    abstract::Spatiotemporal (2001-2017) characterization of sediment metal concentrations were assessed in 31 small craft harbours (SCHs) in Nova Scotia, Canada by analyzing secondary data from government sediment assessment reports. Surficial sediment samples (n = 576) were collected prior to routine maintenance or constriction d...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhang H,Walker TR,Davis E,Ma G

    更新日期:2019-03-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of the sandbar breaching on hydrobiological parameters and zooplankton communities in the Senegal River Estuary (West Africa).

    abstract::This study describes the changes in hydrology, zooplankton communities and abundance in the Senegal River Estuary (SRE) before and after the breaching of the sandbar in October 2003. Samples were taken in 2003 at 3 stations located upstream (DI), in mid estuary (HY) and downstream (RM), and in 2005 at the same station...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Champalbert G,Pagano M,Arfi R,Chevalier C

    更新日期:2014-05-15 00:00:00

  • Sediment disturbance off the Tagus Estuary, Western Portugal: chronic contamination, sewage outfall operation and runoff events.

    abstract::Sediment disturbance patterns in the coastal area off the Tagus Estuary (Portugal) have been assessed using a set of combined techniques. The potential sources of disturbance in the area include chronic contamination of the fine sediments originating from the estuary, a local input from a long-sea sewage outfall and o...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Silva S,Ré A,Pestana P,Rodrigues A,Quintino V

    更新日期:2004-08-01 00:00:00

  • Influence of oceanographic and meteorological events on the quantity and quality of marine debris along an estuarine gradient.

    abstract::The influence of three meteorological/oceanographic conditions - frontal systems (FS), high riverine discharges (HRD) and regular weather conditions (RWC) - over the quantity (Overall Abundance and Richness of types) and quality (composition and most probable source) of marine debris was assessed in sand beaches along...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Krelling AP,Turra A

    更新日期:2019-02-01 00:00:00

  • Organochlorine pesticide content and distribution in coastal seafoods in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province.

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    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang JY,Yu XW,Fang L

    更新日期:2014-03-15 00:00:00