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NGI BP Earth System Modeling (Phase II)

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Florida 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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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

An advanced earth modeling system for the physical, geochemical, and biological environment of the Gulf of Mexico and overlying atmosphere is a critical tool to help answer the question of whether or how the Macondo 252 (BP) Oil Spill did or will result in large scale perturbations of the NGoM ecosystem structure or function. Implementation of this modeling system requires the coupling of model components for the ocean physics, waves, atmosphere, and marine biogeochemistry.


Eric P. Chassignet
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