Southeastern Gulf of Mexico Processes Affecting Basin-Wide Connectivity and Hydrocarbon Transport: the Role of Mesoscale Eddies and Upwelling Near Cuba


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Norwegian Meteorological Institute

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Air-Sea Interactions Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The specific novel processes in the southeastern GoM that the proposed study will focus on are geographically linked to the core of the Loop Current (LC) “base” off northwestern Cuba: 1) The development and evolution of mesoscale anticyclonic eddies, named CubAN eddies (closed circulation cells within a retracted LC or advected eastward, along the northern coast of Cuba), 2) The influence of (a) cyclonic LC frontal eddies and (b) cold filaments induced by air-sea interaction (wind-driven upwelling) on CubAN evolution and the resulting implications on basin-wide LC variability. The overarching study objective is to answer the questions that have not been previously addressed.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of Miami, University of South Florida


Project ID: 1028
Project Name: Southeastern Gulf of Mexico Processes Affecting Basin-Wide Connectivity and Hydrocarbon Transport: the Role of Mesoscale Eddies and Upwelling Near Cuba
SourceUID: 299
Latitude: 0
Longitude: 0
Country: USA, NOR
State or Province: Florida
County: Unknown
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Oil System Safety Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Air-Sea Interactions
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Villy Kourafalou
Point of Contact – Phone: vkourafalou@rsmas.miami.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Miami, University of South Florida
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=299
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
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Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 5999928
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 5999928
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0