Turbulent Vertical Mixing and the Formation of Oil Particle Aggregates: LES, Measurements and Modeling
New Jersey Institute of Technology
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
Chemical Aspects Research
The project uses recently developed models by the PIs along with a coastal circulation model coupled with wave and sediment models to provide a holistic description for the physical behavior of oil from the inner shelf through the surf zone. In particular, an oil particle aggregate model developed by one of the PIs will be integrated with the coastal circulation model within a Lagrangian-Eulerian framework serving to provide estimates of oil particle aggregate formation throughout these zones.