Flow Structures on the Northern Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico Using Drifters and Underway Velocity Profiles


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Florida

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: Multiple States1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum

Project Description

The proposed research seeks to describe the transport and fate of contaminants, namely oil and oil-derived substances, in Alabama coastal waters. Characterization of transport pathways and estuarine-gulf exchange of mass, momentum, and heat, from the shelf break to the delta, will be achieved through field observations and analysis. Field observations of circulation, water chemistry, and near-surface transport will be conducted through traditional vessel surveys, and GPS-equipped passive drifter releases.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), University of South Alabama


Project ID: 207
Project Name: Flow Structures on the Northern Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico Using Drifters and Underway Velocity Profiles
SourceUID: 21
Latitude: 29.64518331
Longitude: -82.34630768
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL
County: Y
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Physical Aspects Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: University of Florida
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Arnoldo Valle-Levinson
Point of Contact – Phone: arnoldo@coastal.ufl.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 352-392-9537
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), University of South Alabama
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=21
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 46000
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 : 46000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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