1.1 This practice describes the features and processes that should be included in an oil-spill trajectory and fate model.
1.2 This practice applies only to oil-spill models and does not consider the broader need for models in other fields. This practice considers only computer-based models, and not physical modeling of oil-spill processes.
1.3 This practice is applicable to all types of oil in oceans, lakes, and rivers under a variety of environmental and geographical conditions.
1.4 This practice applies to two-dimensional models. There are three-dimensional models in the marketplace.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.