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Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies II (DROPPS II)

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University of Texas at Austin


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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

Crude oil is released into oceanic waters through production, transport, offshore exploration, and natural seeps. In spite of the significant environmental impacts of oil spills and substantial research efforts, many of the processes affecting the fate of oil spills are still unclear. Consequently, the scientific and engineering communities still lack significant knowledge required to understand and predict the fate of spilled oil, as well as its environmental and human health impacts.


Edward J. Buskey
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