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Modeling, Data and Visualization of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$800,002

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

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Three-dimensional modeling of the transport and fate of oil, gas and hydrates is essential to capture the correct behavior of oil spills and their impact on natural and human resources. Current forecast models generally embody depth-averaged or two-dimensional coastal models that do not capture the three-dimensional spatio-temporal dispersion of the multi-component spill and additives.

Contact

Sumanta Acharya
225-578-5809
acharya@tigers.lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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