Transport and fate of oil in the upper ocean: Studying and modeling multi-scale physical dispersion mechanisms and remediation strategies using Large Eddy Simulation


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Johns Hopkins University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Dispersants
Petroleum

Project Description

This project has four main goals: 1) develop a transport model for evolution of entire distributions of oil droplet sizes in Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and effects of dispersants on the size distribution; 2) develop the Extended Nonperiodic Domain LES for Scalar Transport (ENDLESS) methodology that couples the transport with outputs from larger scale regional ocean models; 3) With simulations, explore effects of dispersants on plume evolution for both underwater and surface application of oil dispersants; 4) Use results to develop engineering tools for rapid real-time assessment and parameterizations for regional scale ocean models.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Pennsylvania State University, University of Houston


Project ID: 517
Project Name: Transport and fate of oil in the upper ocean: Studying and modeling multi-scale physical dispersion mechanisms and remediation strategies using Large Eddy Simulation
SourceUID: 283
Latitude: 39.327825
Longitude: -76.620731
Country: United States of America
State or Province: MD, PA, TX
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Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Dispersants
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Johns Hopkins University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Charles V. Meneveau
Point of Contact – Phone: meneveau@jhu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Pennsylvania State University, University of Houston
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=283
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
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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): 877162
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 877162
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: P