Forecasting of oil spillage in the coastal waters of Nigeria. – E. O. Obi, I. O. Ewona and D. A. Obi
Semi-empirical equation of diffusion was used to model the dynamics and destruction of oil spillage in the coastal waters of the Republic of Nigeria. A Software called “slickmovement” was developed and used to study the behaviour of the oil spilled in the Nigerian coastal waters. The results shows that during the dry season the spillage will reach the Nigerian Coastline after 62hrs from the time of pollution and during the rainy season the spillage will not reach the Nigerian Coastline within the limit of the area of study. Generally, it is observed that within
the same period an oil spillage in the coastal waters of the Republic of Nigeria will pollute a greater area in the raining season than in the dry season.