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Investigation of Oil Spill Transport in a Coupled Wind-Wave Current Environment Using Simulation and Laboratory Studies

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University of Miami


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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 will study the transport of oil droplets in upper oceans subject to actions of Langmuir cells and breaking waves and the transport of oiled sprays in wind over waves. The goal of this joint experiment and simulation study is to obtain substantially deepened physical understanding of and much improved modeling and prediction capability for the wind-wave-ocean interaction dynamics and the effects on oil transport.


William M. Drennan
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