The Influence of Weather and Ocean Processes Using Numerical Modeling on the Fate and Transport of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Mississippi1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research
Chemical Aspects Research
Environmental Research; Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Lakes and/or Rivers
Petroleum

Project Description

We proposed to expand the Lagrangian transport simulation, developed in Phase 1, to cover the entire period of the oil spill disaster. Additionally, physical, chemical, and biological processes will be added to the model. Rather than rely on one kind of formulation, different options for representing these physics will be explored, as well as new timestepping schemes. Prototype models will also be prepared, such as parallel version of the Lagrangian particle model based on the Cactus open source framework, and an Eulerian oil transport/fate model.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center


Project ID: 164
Project Name: The Influence of Weather and Ocean Processes Using Numerical Modeling on the Fate and Transport of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
SourceUID: 107
Latitude: 33.46483563
Longitude: -88.79588359
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Oktibbeha
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research; Oil System Safety Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Lakes and/or Rivers
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Mississippi State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Patrick Fitzpatrick
Point of Contact – Phone: fitz@gri.msstate.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 228-688-3099
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=107
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
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): 140000
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 140000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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