Beef Island Runway Extension
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
- Regional circulation model
- Local circulation and flow models
- Model calibration
- SMS (ADCIRC, CMS-Flow, CMS-Wave)
Beef Island is located in the British Virgin Islands adjacent to the island of Tortola. The two islands are connected by a bridge that allows traffic to get from Tortola to a small airport on Beef Island. Plans to expand the airport runway into the harbor to allow larger jets to land have raised the need for an environmental impact study to determine the effect of proposed runway alignments on nearby bays and harbors.
The models played an important role in determining the runway configuration with the least negative impact to the current flow and circulation patterns in and around the island.