Louisiana State University
It is well know that the Northern Gulf of Mexico is subject to frequent hurricane impacts. Recent hurricanes that devastated the north Gulf coast include Hurricanes Ivan (2004), Katrina (2005), Rita, (2005) and Gustav (2008). One of the critical questions is how the strong winds and waves generated by a tropical storm or hurricane will re-suspend the oil-induced contaminants from the sea floor, and transport and redistribute them to the coastal area, especially to many estuaries of national significance, such as Mobile Bay, Alabama.
This map shows the location of the primary institution tasked with implementing the project.↩