Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Dispersion of Oil in the Ocean Surface Layers: Development, Testing and Applications of Subgrid-Scale Parameterizations


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Johns Hopkins University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2013

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Dispersants

Project Description

Deep water blowouts generate plumes of oil droplets and gas bubbles that rise through, and interact with, various layers of the ocean. These interactions strongly affect the subsequent arrival of parts of the plume at the ocean surface. Computer modeling of these processes is playing an increasingly important role for estimating total oil spill volume and contribution of bio-degradation, planning for dispersant injection, and predictions/postdictions in general.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Pennsylvania State University


Project ID: 106
Project Name: Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Dispersion of Oil in the Ocean Surface Layers: Development, Testing and Applications of Subgrid-Scale Parameterizations
SourceUID: 224
Latitude: 39.32884429
Longitude: -76.62059878
Country: United States of America
State or Province: MD, PA
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Dispersants
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: Johns Hopkins University
Implementing Organization Type: Private
Point of Contact – Name: Charles V. Meneveau
Point of Contact – Phone: meneveau@jhu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 401-516-7802
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Pennsylvania State University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=224
Project Comments: www.me.jhu.edu/meneveau
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
Easement Holder Type: None
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: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 708851
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 708851
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2013
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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