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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

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Mississippi State University


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Physical Aspects Research

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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.


Patrick Fitzpatrick
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