WebDrogue Drift Prediction Model
WebDrogue is a modelling tool to predict the pathways of objects drifting in Canada’s Atlantic and Arctic ocean waters. It was developed for practical and research applications, such as predicting:
- Oil spill drift
- Path of drifting objects for search and rescue purposes
- Transport of fish eggs and larvae
- Microplastics suspended in the ocean
Drift trajectories are computed using tidal circulation, seasonal mean circulation, wind-driven circulation, and a surface-wind drift. The technique for computing the wind-driven circulation and for combining the circulation components is described in Hannah et al. (2000). For more information, see Methods.
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