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  MPERSS

   Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System for the high seas

 

 

 

Marine Pollution Incident (MPI) AREA XII

The eastern part of the Pacific Ocean, west of the North and South American coast and east of 120°W, from 3°24'S to the equator, thence to 180°, to 50°N thence NW_wards to 53°N 172°E, NE_wards following the marine frontier between United States and Russian Federation waters to 67°N.

AMOC : United States of America

Contact point
David Feit, National weather Service, W/NP41, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746, USA
Tel: 301 763-8000 ext 7401
Fax: 301 763-8085
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Website: www.weather.gov
Operational contact point (24 h)
Lead Forecaster, National weather Service, W/NP41, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746, USA
Tel: 301 763-8441
Fax: 301 763-8085
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Supporting Services

Canada

Canada responsible for Arctic waters north of 67°N

Other relevant contact points

None

Marine Pollution Emergency Response Authority

NOAA Hazardous Materials Response Division (HAZMAT)
National Ocean Service, 7600 Sand Point Bay N.E., Seattle, WA 98115, USA
Tel: 206 526-4911

Marine pollution transport model available under MPERSS

Type of pollution model Oil, Chemical and trajectory analysis planner
Name of model GNOME (oil)
ALOHA (Chemical)
References response.restoration.noaa.gov
Free Yes (GNOME)
Input (pollutant data) Source type, source strength, pollution type
Input (Environmental data) Winds, waves, total current, ocean currents
Trajectory algorithm: Wind Weather prediction model and forecaster interpretation, as appropriate
Trajectory algorithm: Current Hydrodynamic model
Trajectory algorithm: Waves (generation method, effect on advection) Wave forecast model
Fate algorithm: evaporation, emulsification... Yes
Model Validation Yes
Application area Worldwide
Real-time response capacity 24X7

MPERSS trials

Date(s) and period(s) of trials Brief summary of results
   

Actual marine pollution emergencies

Date(s) and duration(s) of incidents Brief summary of results
   

 

(Last Updated: 09-08-2007)

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