Composing Gridded Surface Wind Field Data through Observations and Numerical Modeling


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of South Alabama

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: Alabama1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Air-Sea Interactions

Project Description

Shallow ocean currents are primarily wind driven. Accurate representation of wind fields, therefore, is crucial to understanding how light-weight, buoyant oil-derived substances move around the Alabama Shelf and Mobile Bay and how they are exchanged between the two water bodies. Average surface wind flow fields in Coastal Alabama change seasonally, with a more westerly flow regime dominant in the cold season and southerly flow prevailing in the warm season.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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Project ID: 229
Project Name: Composing Gridded Surface Wind Field Data through Observations and Numerical Modeling
SourceUID: 17
Latitude: 30.69666671
Longitude: -88.18295577
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Mobile
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): Air-Sea Interactions
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: University of South Alabama
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Sytske Kimball
Point of Contact – Phone: skimball@usouthal.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 251-460-7031
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=17
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): 39137
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 : 39137
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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