Governing physics of shallow and deep subsea gas release
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- SINTEF Proceedings 
A modelling concept for studying the resulting bubble plume from a subsea gas release is presented. Simulation results show good consistency with available experimental data. The modelling concept is applied to assess the importance of different physics and mechanisms assumed to influence the behaviour of the bubble plume. It is shown that buoyancy, drag, turbulent dispersion and gas dissolution are the governing mechanisms, and that gas dissolution is important for deep releases.