Johns Hopkins University
Deep water blowouts generate plumes of oil droplets and gas bubbles that rise through, and interact with, various layers of the ocean. These interactions strongly affect the subsequent arrival of parts of the plume at the ocean surface. Computer modeling of these processes is playing an increasingly important role for estimating total oil spill volume and contribution of bio-degradation, planning for dispersant injection, and predictions/postdictions in general.
This map shows the location of the primary institution tasked with implementing the project.↩