A smart gate that protects the Golden Horn from oil spills
A SMART GATE THAT PROTECTS THE GOLDEN HORN FROM OIL SPILLS
Our PhD student Muhammed Aslan and his co-author Emre Otay have discovered a ‘smart gate’ between the Strait of Istanbul and the Golden Horn (Haliç). During mild weather, the mechanism flushes the estuarine with fresh currents of the Strait. On stormy days however, forming eddies block the entrance and keep the historic inlet safe of contaminants from possible oil spill accidents in the Bosphorus.
Details can be found in the following publication and the link:
Aslan M and Otay EN (2021). Exchange of water and contaminants between the Strait of Istanbul and the Golden Horn, Ocean Engineering,