Effects of Turbulence and Waves on the Dispersion, Transport and Fate of Oil Droplets in the Upper Ocean: A Large Eddy Simulation Study
Louisiana State University
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program
The primary objective of this project is to better understand the dispersion and transport of oil, and the aggregation processes between oil droplets and large particulate matters, in the turbulent upper ocean. The objective is achieved by a state-of-the-art large eddy computer simulation framework that is capable of simulating ocean currents from fine-scale turbulence to submesoscale currents, and the impact of the currents on the evolution oil droplets and other particulate matters.