Identifying Transport Pathways and Quantifying Exchange in Alabama’s Coastal Waters: from the Shelf to the Delta


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of South Alabama

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum

Project Description

The proposed research seeks to describe the transport and fate of contaminants, namely oil and oil-derived substances, in Alabama coastal waters. Characterization of transport pathways and estuarine-gulf exchange of mass, momentum, and heat, from the shelf break to the delta, will be achieved through field observations and analysis. Field observations of circulation, water chemistry, and near-surface transport will be conducted through traditional vessel surveys, and GPS-equipped passive drifter releases.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, University of Florida


Project ID: 230
Project Name: Identifying Transport Pathways and Quantifying Exchange in Alabama’s Coastal Waters: from the Shelf to the Delta
SourceUID: 25
Latitude: 30.69666671
Longitude: -88.18295577
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL, MS
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: University of South Alabama
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Bret Webb
Point of Contact – Phone: bwebb@usouthal.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 251-460-7507
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, University of Florida
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=25
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 34500
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 34500
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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