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The Influence of Weather and Ocean Processes Using Numerical Modeling on the Fate and Transport of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Implementing Organization

Mississippi State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$140,000

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

We proposed to expand the Lagrangian transport simulation, developed in Phase 1, to cover the entire period of the oil spill disaster. Additionally, physical, chemical, and biological processes will be added to the model. Rather than rely on one kind of formulation, different options for representing these physics will be explored, as well as new timestepping schemes. Prototype models will also be prepared, such as parallel version of the Lagrangian particle model based on the Cactus open source framework, and an Eulerian oil transport/fate model.

Contact

Patrick Fitzpatrick
228-688-3099
fitz@gri.msstate.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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