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

Implementing Organization

University of Miami

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$992,274

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 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.

Contact

William M. Drennan
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wdrennan@rsmas.miami.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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