>> Has everyone heard of the terrible environmental tragedy off the coast of
>it's already moving along the south gower coast--i expect to see on
>the beach where i live either today or tomorrow.
>will keep you posted on the effects.
The following forward from another list might be of interest to some.
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>Date: Fri, 23 Feb 1996 18:16:21 GMT
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>Subject: Re: Milford Haven Oil Spill
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>Whatever form the inquiry takes into the Sea Empress grounding, it might
>usefully consider the peculiarities of the tidal currents at the entrance
>to Milford Haven. Abrupt changes are possible where stong tides across
>the mouth of such an inlet give way to those of the actual inlet, thus
>creating conditions where opposite ends of large slow moving vessels can
>be in different regimes.
>Recent technology in the form of Acoustic Doppler Current Profiling makes
>it possible to gather the requisite data relatively easily. This could
>then be put into a model capable of predicting the tidal states when
>complex shear in the currents would be most likely to make it particularly
>difficult to maintain the correct heading.
>A couple of years ago a somewhat similar project was done by School of
>Ocean Sciences, University of Wales Bangor, using the hull mounted ADCP
>system on RV Prince Madog, to provide data to model the areas where flows
>through Bardsey Sound meet up with more general tidal streams round the