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Effects of Turbulence and Waves on the Dispersion, Transport and Fate of Oil Droplets in the Upper Ocean: A Large Eddy Simulation Study

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$436,123

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Pelagic Zone

Project Description

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.

Contact

Junhong Liang
None
jliang@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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