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Analysis of Massive In Situ Data from Moorings and Ships for Fate of Oil Spills and Dispersant and for Supporting Model Validation

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Louisiana State University


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Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This project will mainly analyze any available hydrodynamic and hydrographic data after the oil spill of 2010 and provide a picture of the flow conditions which may influence the fate of the oil and dispersant. We are now mostly focusing on the vertical velocity profiles obtained from dozens of oil platforms in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Because of the large volume, we have extended our contract till June 2012, allowing us to conduct more complete and detailed analysis, interpretation, and snythesis. The results should be useful for model validation.


Chunyan Li
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