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Observations and Modeling to Advance a Louisiana Coastal Circulation and Oil Spill Prediction System

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$900,000

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

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill produced complex patterns of surface oil along the Mississippi River deltaic coast, challenging our current knowledge on the transport and fate of oil and chemicals associated with a release from a deepwater event. The vulnerability of Louisiana's deltaic coastal region to continued operations of oil and gas activities can be reduced by improving predictions of the transport and fate of oil as modified by complex river, current, wind and wave conditions.

Contact

Nan Walker
225-578-5331
nwalker@lsu.edu
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

www.esl.lsu.edu/research/bp-gulf-research-initiative/

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