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Field Observation and Modeling of the Impact of Oil Spill on Marsh Erosion in Southern Louisiana

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$681,464

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

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

An integrated experimental and computational study is timely proposed to acquire the fundamental knowledge on the impact of crude oil on marsh erosion in southern Louisiana, home to America's largest wetlands, in wake of the recent BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill that transforms some wetlands into a rare, valuable, large-scale, oil-contaminated experimental site.

Contact

Q. Jim Chen
225-578-4911
qchen@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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